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Forget April Showers, May Was Wettest in U.S. RecordsFeeling soggy? Last month was the wettest on record for the contiguous United States, according to federal meteorologists.
NOAA: This Winter Warmest On RecordDespite record-breaking snowfall and the deep freeze that across most of the U.S., this winter was the warmest on record.
Feds Move To Stop Fishing Crimes By Tracking Seafood ImportsIn an effort to eradicate illegal fishing and seafood fraud, the Obama Administration is launching a fish tracking system that would eventually tell consumers where their fish was caught, processed and stored.
Feds: Don't Blame Global Warming For California DroughtDon't blame man-made global warming for the devastating California drought, a new federal report says.
Study Finds As World Warms, US Gets More LightningLightning strikes in the United States will likely increase by nearly 50 percent by the end of the century as the world gets warmer and wetter, a new study says.
Scientists: Almanac's 'Brutal Winter' Prediction Is Most Likely WrongNOAA meteorologist says Almanac's prediction of a harsh winter may be premature.
Global Temperatures Continue To Hit Record Highs Each MonthOnce again, the world hit record heat levels. The average global temperature last month tied the hottest April on record four years ago.
Study: Temperatures To Go Off-the-Charts Hot Around 2047Starting in about a decade, Kingston, Jamaica, will probably be off-the-charts hot — permanently. Other places will soon follow. Singapore in 2028. Mexico City in 2031. Cairo in 2036. Phoenix and Honolulu in 2043.
NOAA Trims Forecast for Busy Atlantic Hurricane SeasonThis Atlantic hurricane season may not be quite as busy as federal forecasters once thought, but they still warn of an unusually active and potentially dangerous few months to come.
Va.-Based Nat'l Weather Service Supercomputer To Improve ForecastsReston, Virginia is now home to a National Weather Service computer that can make 213 trillion calculations per second, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says will improve forecasts.
Why This Heat Wave's So Scary - And What's Behind ItExcessive heat is the No. 1 weather killer in the United States and it's at its most dangerous when it doesn't cool down at night.