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See the Ohio and U.S. State of the Climate overview for August
NOAA has released the August 2016 regional, statewide, and nationwide climate analysis.
5 points by The Plain Dealer | United States Cuyahoga County Ohio Cleveland Ohio Climate Drought Cuyahoga River Temperature
Climate change skeptics scoff as NOAA quickly links global warming, Louisiana floods
When a federal agency announced this week that global warming increased by 40 percent the chances of the torrential rains that caused last month's devastating Louisiana flood, climate activists quickly spread the word. So did University of Colorado Boulder senior climate scientist Roger Pielke Sr. — for a very different ...
145 points by The Washington Times | Global warming Weather Extreme weather Climate change Louisiana Climate Louisiana State University Scientific method
Today’s weather is hardly unique: Opposing view
Glib attributions of recent weather (as opposed to 'climate') phenomena are more wishful than reality.         
119 points by Arizona Republic | Global warming Carbon dioxide Climate change Climate Cato Institute Patrick Michaels Weather Precipitation
Ocean warming affecting Arctic fish and birds
Hannah Hoag, Arctic Deeply Soaring temperatures have pushed entire groups of species toward the poles, caused increases in disease in plants and animals and changed weather patterns.
88 points by UPI | Arctic Ocean Ocean Atlantic Ocean Norway Climate Arctic Canada Global warming
Gov. Jerry Brown extends nation's most ambitious climate change law as California charts new goal to
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown extends nation's most ambitious climate change law as California charts new goal to reduce carbon pollution.
-1 points by The Washington Times | Climate change Mediterranean climate United States The Washington Times University of Southern California National Basketball Association Los Angeles Lakers Climate
USA swelters through hottest summer nights in 121 years
3 states -- California, Rhode Island and Connecticut -- each had their hottest summer on record.       
5084 points by USA Today | Atlantic Ocean Massachusetts Humid continental climate New York United States Connecticut U.S. state Climate
USA swelters through record warm summer nights
3 states -- California, Rhode Island and Connecticut -- each had their hottest summer on record.       
-1 points by USA Today | Atlantic Ocean Massachusetts Humid continental climate New York United States Connecticut U.S. state Climate
Atlanta’s second hottest summer with more to come

-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Climate change Weather Climate Temperature Meteorology Summer of Love Heat Rain
Weather quiz Wednesday: Remote sensing of the atmosphere
Take the quick 10 question quiz to test your skills on remote sensing. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Remote sensing is one of the most important tools that meteorologists and all kinds of scientists use to view atmospheric, oceanic, and land use changes. But how much do you understand about how it works? Take the quiz to find out! Answers Explained: 1.The first satellite launched into space was Sputnik I on October 4, 1957. 2. GOES is a Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite which stays in one area with respect to Earth, meaning it moves at exactly the same speed as Earth. 3. As above, geostationary means the satellite does not move with respect to Earth as it rotates. 4. POES (or a polar-orbiting environmental satellite) rounds the Earth 14 times in one day. 5. The benefits of infrared images are that they can tell the difference between high clouds and low clouds, whereas on a visible image it's hard to decipher the difference. Also, visible images are only available during the daytime in that location, infrared images are available 24/7. 6. Water vapor is the gaseous form of water, and is very important for meteorologists to see where heavy moisture is available to support storm development. 7. Imagine the atmosphere is a moist towel, and a bucket is a column of air. Precipitable water would be the depth in that bucket if all the water in that towel were squeezed out (all the water vapor in the air precipitated out by rain). 8. Satellites both ingest surface observations of wind speeds (for surface winds) and track the movement of clouds for wind speeds higher in the atmosphere. 9. ASOS stands for Automated Surface Observing Systems and is an automated device which takes temperature, dew point, humidity, cloud cover, any many more measurements sometimes every minute. 10. Remote sensing has many applications, not just for meteorology. It is important for climatologists, oceanographers, geologists, almost every science application. Keep checking cleveland.com/weather for twice daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have! Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @kreardon0818.
2 points by The Plain Dealer | Precipitation Satellite Atmosphere Water vapor Sputnik 1 CLOUD Humidity Climate
Wednesday temps could feel like upper 90s
A similar rise in warm temperature earlier this summer spurred the closure of almost three dozen schools        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Wind Thunderstorm Climate Precipitation National Weather Service Severe weather Meteorology Weather
Another hot day

6 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Georgia Delta Air Lines Atlanta Weather Interstate 75 Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Climate World's busiest airports by passenger traffic
From smoking volcanoes to cascading avalanches: Check out AccuWeather viral weather videos of the week
Check out AccuWeather's viral weather videos of the week from across the world.
-1 points by The Plain Dealer | Season Volcano Climate Viral video Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Brite Winter brings music, art and fire to the Flats
While the weather may have felt more like the awakening of Spring than a chilly Winter's night, the Brite Winter festival brought warm feelings to the West bank of the Flats. Watch video CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The weather felt more like the awakening of spring than a chilly Winter's night, and the Brite Winter festival brought even more warm feelings to the west bank of the Flats. Now in its eighth year, Brite Winter brings together local musicians, visual artists, craftspeople and food vendors for one night of fun and creativity. You could watch an ice sculptor chip away at his creation, play around with an interactive projection and catch a live hip-hop show all on the same block. Watch the video for event highlights, and see why this festival has has become a community favorite
96 points by The Plain Dealer | American films Season Anticyclone Climate Ice sculpture Midwestern United States Fog Native Americans in the United States
At Haverford, "data rescue" aims to save vital climate research

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Bryn Mawr College Haverford College University of Pennsylvania Swarthmore College Climate Pennsylvania Main Line Philadelphia Global warming
Antarctic sea ice reaches record low
There is currently less sea ice surrounding the Antarctic continent than at any point since reliable records began in 1979.
899 points by CNN | Antarctica Southern Ocean Climate Ocean Global warming Climate change Weather Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Warm Saturday weather sets record high for second day in a row
Chicago’s unseasonable warm weather broke a 36-year-old record Saturday, marking the second consecutive day of record-setting February temperatures.
126 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Week-day names Weather Meteorology Sunday Climate Wind Thai solar calendar Anticyclone
Warm weather sets record Friday at O’Hare
Friday's pleasant weather broke a record last set in the 1880s, according to the National Weather Service.
33 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Sun Week-day names Sunday Thai solar calendar Weather Solar System Climate Anticyclone
Ocean oxygen levels drop 2% in 50 years, study finds

5779 points by CNN | Ocean Oxygen Global warming Arctic Ocean Carbon dioxide Water Marine biology Climate
Scientists reveal absurd plan to re-freeze the Arctic in order to stop climate change
What sounds like a maniacal Bond-villain plan may actually be a sign of desperation in the climate science community.
107 points by The Houston Chronicle | Earth Arctic Ocean Climate Global warming Arctic shrinkage Sea ice Climate change Ocean
Could giant machines refreeze the Arctic?
A team of scientists has a surprisingly simple solution to saving the Arctic: We need to make more ice.
8798 points by CNN | Arctic Ocean Arctic shrinkage Glaciology Sea ice Arctic Climate Polar ice packs Ocean
Temperatures in the Arctic are skyrocketing — for the third time this winter
While much of the Northeast was forced to batten down the hatches last week against strong winds, heavy snow and other icy conditions, the usually frigid Arctic experienced the opposite — a period of unseasonably mild weather and high temperatures, for at least the third time this winter.
181 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Arctic Ocean Earth Canada Antarctica Arctic shrinkage Climate Ocean North Pole
How to help those displaced by climate change?
Climate change and extreme weather events are displacing people in record numbers.
743 points by Al Jazeera English | Change Weather Earth Tess Gaerthé Climate Auction The Streets Climate change
‘Pot Sasquatch’ appears live on air mid-blizzard (VIDEO)
The elusive Sasquatch, otherwise known as Bigfoot, has long captured the imagination of Americans but one weather anchor recently had a close call with the beast or some kind of strange marijuana monster impostor. Read Full Article at RT.com
1329 points by Russia Today | Weather Wind Storm Climate Agawam Massachusetts Severe weather Meteorology Chicopee Massachusetts
The Latest: Officials: 7 homes damaged in Louisiana parish
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the Deep South (all times local):
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Meteorology Wind Weather Storm Tropical cyclone Louisiana Climate Extreme weather
NYC forecast to hit record high with 62-degree day
The Big Apple will be on a two-day weather rollercoaster this week — when temperatures are forecast to hit a record-breaking 62 degrees, and then plummet when a major storm system could bring the season’s biggest snowfall. The weather whiplash begins Wednesday morning, when the mercury will already be well above normal at about 50...
252 points by New York Post | Snow Precipitation Meteorology Climate Water Rain Graupel Monsoon
How trees 'talk' to each other using fungi
Nature might not be all about a ruthless "survival of the fittest". Research suggests that trees don't just compete for survival, but also cooperate and share resources using underground fungi networks.
4514 points by CNN | Bristlecone pine Plant Climate change Ecosystem Climate Pine Seed Weather
Letter: Climate change is science, not belief
Climate change is science, not beliefWhereas in “Tapping into a new reality: Maple industry forced to adapt to climate change” (Monitor front page, Jan. 28) the Monitor includes a paragraph linking rising carbon dioxide levels to us and climate change, two quotes by producers are concerning. One sta...
12 points by Concord Monitor | Carbon dioxide Greenhouse gas Climate change Atmosphere Maple Climate Methane Global warming
Film Review: ‘Chasing Coral’
One foolproof way to make an audience cry is to tell the story of a dog who dies. (Sure, it’s manipulative, but I’m not sure I’d want to be friends with someone who sat dry-eyed through “Marley & Me.”) Yet did you ever think you’d shed a tear for dying coral? In “Chasing Coral,” the winner of... Read more »
339 points by Variety | Great Barrier Reef Coral Coral reef Ocean Global warming Coral bleaching Climate Cnidaria
Scientists See Push From Climate Change in Louisiana Flooding
Warming makes intense storms like those that hit southern Louisiana last month at least 40 percent more likely, researchers said.
16 points by The New York Time | Louisiana Weather Climate change Climate Meteorology Hurricane Katrina Gulf of Mexico Rain
Large meteor lights up the Midwest last night
Lisle police department caught the meteor on a car's dash cam.
399 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Twitter Sun Weather The Incredibles Climate
What Atlanta understands about Houston that Boston never will
No one relishes a blast of cool weather like people who never get to wear winter hats.
1784 points by The Houston Chronicle | Super Bowl United States National Football League Massachusetts Houston Climate Weather New Orleans
The dinosaurs died a freezing cold, dark death
It’s widely acknowledged that the Earth was a cold, dark place after a giant meteor, measuring roughly six miles across, struck Mexico about 66 million years ago, which many believe triggered what is known as the end-Cretaceous mass extinction. Now, new research using state-of-the-art computer simulations paints a more detailed picture of this period and...
75 points by New York Post | Impact event Ocean Dinosaur Comet Climate Earth Asteroid Meteorite
Mars Express mosaic showcases spiraling ice cap on Mars' north pole
Brooks HaysFeb. 3 (UPI) -- A new mosaic provided by ESA's Mars Express probe has offered a comprehensive view of Mars' unique polar ice cap.
23 points by UPI | European Space Agency Polar ice cap Mars United Press International Climate Poles Water Polar region
Illinois sees mild January; temperatures 5 degrees above normal
Above-normal temperatures during January spanned the entire state of Illinois and snowfall during the month was almost non-existent.
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Precipitation Illinois State University Snow Water Climate Chicago Meteorology
Study shows dinosaurs died a dark, cold death
It’s widely acknowledged that the Earth was a cold, dark place after a giant meteor, measuring roughly six miles across, struck Mexico about 66 million years ago, which many believe triggered what is known as the end-Cretaceous mass extinction. Now, new research using state-of-the-art computer simulations paints a more detailed picture of this period and...
104 points by New York Post | Impact event Dinosaur Comet Ocean Earth Climate Asteroid Mars
Despite Trump's skepticism, nearly 200 countries pledge to keep fighting climate change
Negotiators from nearly 200 countries wrapped up two weeks of talks Saturday vowing to press ahead with the fight against climate change – with or without the help of the next U.S. president. The election of Donald Trump, who has called global warming a “hoax” and has threatened to “cancel” U.S....
5811 points by Los Angeles Times | Global warming Climate change Climate Barack Obama President of the United States Weather United States Solar variation
Sea ice at record lows at poles
For what appears to be the first time since scientists began keeping track, sea ice in the Arctic and the Antarctic are at record lows this time of year.
9575 points by CNN | Antarctica Arctic Ocean Climate Temperature Ocean Fahrenheit Ice Arctic Circle
Turning fog into drinking water

1569 points by CNN | Water Precipitation Litre Weather Fog Water cycle Climate Ocean
The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends
Political people in the United States are watching the chaos in Washington in the moment. But some people in the science community are watching the chaos somewhere else — the Arctic.
121 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Arctic Ocean Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius Absolute zero Canada Climate Ocean
Obama undermines Donald Trump with ambitious new climate change plan
President-elect Donald Trump says he'll abandon his predecessor's global climate-change deal, but that didn't stop the Obama administration this week from rolling out a new, even more ambitious plan to cut U.S. emissions by 80 percent by 2050, undermining the incoming president on the world stage two months before his ...
4798 points by The Washington Times | Global warming Climate change United States Senate Climate Democratic Party Renewable energy Barack Obama President of the United States
Climate report card: hot, wild and with an increasingly visible 'human footprint'
There has been good news and bad news presented at the climate talks wrapping up in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh on Friday. The United Nations’ climate agency confirmed what scientists have been warning for months: that 2016 is “very likely” to surpass 2015 as the hottest year on record. Moreover,...
92 points by Los Angeles Times | Weather Global warming Climate change Climate Carbon dioxide Meteorology Extreme weather Temperature
Ominous clouds but little rain in Southern Nevada
The clouds overlooking the Las Vegas Valley this evening brought nothing more than a few sprinkles and a hefty rainbow ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Meteorology Weather Wind Rain Nevada Las Vegas metropolitan area Cloud Climate
Paris Climate Deal Picks Up Momentum
A global climate agreement moved closer toward taking effect by the end of the year, as 30 more nations ratified it during a special meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
29 points by The Wall Street Journal | United Nations General Assembly United Nations Climate Weather Climate change Management Solar variation Oceanic climate
Bangladesh ratifies Paris climate deal
Bangladesh has formally joined the landmark Paris agreement on climate change with the foreign minister submitting the ratification to the UN secretary-general.
178 points by | Climate change Global warming Greenhouse gas Sheikh Hasina Climate Solar variation Weather Attribution of recent climate change
First break in hot temperatures ahead: Working for your weekend forecast
The first cool, dry weekend is finally ahead for Northeast Ohio. CLEVELAND, Ohio - A very fall-like weekend is finally ahead in Northeast Ohio. Temperatures will dip to the low 70s, and no pesky rain showers are expected. So, whatever fall outdoor activities you love doing, start planning! High temperatures this weekend.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Saturday High temperature: 74 degrees Low temperature: 60 degrees Chances of rain: 15 percent Humidity: 60 percent Wind conditions: 11 mph Sunday High temperature: 71 degrees Low temperature: 58 degrees Chances of rain: near zero Humidity: 55 percent Wind conditions: 11 mph The How High pressure will keep our area mostly dry Saturday, and will push west Sunday covering a larger area. Saturday, since the high pressure system will be more east, a little area of moist air could sneak into Cleveland, so that's the reason for the very slight, 15 percent chance of rain.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  A cooler Canadian high pressure is keeping our weekend very dry, and finally cool. High pressure causes sinking motion in the atmosphere, which dries air out significantly, making it very stable. Since moisture is a very important ingredient for thunderstorm formation, very dry air over our area means it will be almost impossible for storms to initiate -- unlike the last few hot, humid weekends. Keep checking cleveland.com/weather for twice daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have! Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @kreardon0818.
-1 points by The Plain Dealer | Precipitation Weather map Humidity Gas Storm Thunderstorm Climate Basic meteorological concepts and phenomena
Earth roasts through hottest summer ever recorded
Humanity just sweltered through its hottest summer ever recorded, beating the previous mark set only last year.       
5158 points by USA Today | Temperature Earth Global warming Precipitation Climate Heat Climate change Ocean
High temperatures will be 8 degrees warmer than average today: Northeast Ohio weather forecast
A very unseasonably warm day is expected again in Northeast Ohio, with still no chances of rain. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Another dry, unseasonably warm day for Northeast Ohio is in the forecast again. It will start pretty cool, so we'll get a bit of a taste for fall, with temperatures staying in the 60s until 9 a.m. But it's the afternoon hours where the weather is going to feel out of place. High temperatures are expected to reach 82 degrees between 2 and 6 p.m. But how "unseasonable" is this weather? Well the average high temperature is only 74 degrees - we're definitely past that. But the record set in 1978 was a whopping 92 degrees. At least we're not that hot. Humidity is going to be pretty low too, with dew points in the low 60s. This is definitely in the comfortable range for humidity. Winds are forecasted to stay mostly calm, with the maximum speed reaching just 6 mph. Sunrise: 7:14 a.m. Sunset: 7:25 p.m. Pollen forecast: Pollen is staying relatively low again for today, only at a level 4.5 for chenopods, ragweed, and nettle. Lake conditions: The National Weather Service is forecasting east-northeast winds around 10 mph with waves less than 1 foot. This evening, they are reporting calm winds with waves still less than 1 foot. The How: Very dry air yet again over Northeast Ohio will keep rain chances near zero today.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  The weather conditions over Northeast Ohio are stalling quite a bit. Why? A very broad area of high pressure doesn't seem to want to move until early next week. As boring as that sounds weather-wise, at least this means this week and weekend ahead are going to be nice and cool, with near zero rain chances. Cool Northeast Ohio weekend looks perfect for pumpkin latte lovers: Working for your weekend forecast The high pressure system that is moving like a sloth over our area is drying the air out like crazy, making it nearly impossible for storms to initiate. Storms need three main ingredients to occur: moisture, lift (usually from fronts), and instability. Today, the atmosphere doesn't have a single one of those ingredients, so we're in the clear. Keep checking cleveland.com/weather for twice daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have! Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @kreardon0818.
-1 points by The Plain Dealer | Meteorology Weather Anticyclone Wind Atmospheric pressure Climate Weather forecasting Weather map
Voices: Tough love is needed on climate change
We may be able to slow warming, but we can’t prevent it.         
142 points by Arizona Republic | Global warming Carbon dioxide Climate change Meteorology Climate Fahrenheit Climatologists Greenhouse gas
We just sweltered through hottest summer ever
Humanity just sweltered through its hottest summer ever recorded, beating the previous mark set only last year.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Temperature Earth Global warming Precipitation Climate Heat Climate change Ocean
Red tide has the Texas coast on edge
South Padre beachgoers are on edge after the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recently confirmed a "red tide," or a bloom of toxic algae that can kill fish or cause breathing problems in humans.
104 points by The Houston Chronicle | Algal bloom Ocean Fish Algae Tide Climate Shark Water