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Severe Storms

A Strong Start to Sierra Snowpack
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A Strong Start to Sierra Snowpack

A succession of storms in January and February dumped huge amounts of snow on the Sierra Nevada.

Published Feb 13, 2019

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Wild Winter Temperature Swings
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Wild Winter Temperature Swings

The bitter cold that gripped the eastern half of the United States has been replaced by record-warmth.

Published Feb 6, 2019

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A Haircut for Puerto Rico’s Forests
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A Haircut for Puerto Rico’s Forests

A research team has found that 40 to 60 percent of the tall trees surveyed on the island either lost large branches, were snapped in half, or were uprooted by strong winds from Hurricane Maria.

Published Feb 1, 2019

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Arctic Weather Plunges into North America
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Arctic Weather Plunges into North America

The culprit is a familiar one: the polar vortex.

Published Jan 29, 2019

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Night Lights Show Slow Recovery from Maria
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Night Lights Show Slow Recovery from Maria

The hurricane took a disproportionate toll on power supplies in remote areas of Puerto Rico.

Published Dec 12, 2018

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