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July 29, 2019

Wild Weather Shortens Penultimate Stages of Tour de France

Mother Nature had the final say on today's stage! #TDF2019 — #TDF2019 on NBCSN (@NBCSNCycling) July 26, 2019 Imagine 155 of the most elite bicycle racers in the world barreling through the Alps, rounding hairpin turns next to steep...

July 25, 2019

Heat Wave Grips Europe – Again – High Temp Records Smashed

For a second time this summer, unprecedented hot weather is disrupting daily life as high-temperature records are being broken across the European continent. It was nearly 109 degrees Fahrenheit in Paris yesterday according to Accuweather, breaking the previous...

July 21, 2019

Not Beating the Heat: Fires Across Arctic, Global Extremes in June

The U.S. heatwave over the weekend (and it was hot — New York and Boston both set high temp records on Saturday) overshadowed some disturbing new photos that emerged late last week of vast fires in Siberia due to dried out swaths of peatland (aka bogs or swamps)...

July 18, 2019

Most of U.S. Feeing the Heat; Dangerously Hot Days Are Increasing

The National Weather Service (NWS) warned that a “widespread and dangerous heat wave is building in the central and eastern U.S. this weekend – with more than a hundred fifty million people under heat watches and warnings, as the actual air temperature is...

July 15, 2019

Barry Weakens But Threat Still Looms

We wrote on Friday that Tropical Storm Barry had the potential to inflict unprecedented damage on New Orleans, and while the storm caused serious flooding and power outages to 700,000 people, the storm has weakened to a tropical depression as it continues to slowly...

July 11, 2019

Barry May Hit NOLA, Poses An Unprecedented Threat

By Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina On Wednesday, New Orleans got a preview of coming disasters.  Severe thunderstorms that dumped between 6 and 7 inches of rain on the city in just 3 hours prompted tornado warnings and inundated the downtown area with water, causing...

July 7, 2019

Alaska Shatters High Temp Records

On Independence Day, Anchorage, Alaska hit its highest temperature in recorded history — 90 degrees — by five degrees and beat the previous high for the 4th of July by more than twenty degrees, as records were broken all around the state.  However, other...

July 1, 2019

One “Cool” Thing: Freak Ice Storm In Mexico

On Sunday, residents of Guadalajara, Mexico woke up to find their city under nearly 5 feet of ice that fell overnight as hail.   The region’s Governor, Enrique Alfaro told AFP, “I’ve never seen such scenes in Guadalajara. Then we ask ourselves if climate change...

Man and Machine Chase Tornadoes Across the U.S.

By Miro Korenha and Alexandra Patel  As tornadoes increase in range and frequency across the United States, a group of scientists has been using drones to better understand tornadoes and forecast them in an effort to save lives. Project TORUS has mobilized over 50...