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2 years 4 months ago

April 2012 heats up as 5th warmest month globally

WASHINGTON (AP) - Meteorologists say unseasonable weather pushed last month to the fifth warmest April on record worldwide. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center calculated that April's average temperature of 57.9 degrees (14.4 degrees Celsius) was nearly 1.2 degrees (0.7 degrees Celsius) above the 20th Century...

3 years 11 months ago

Moderate La Nina effect expected to strengthen

The U.N. weather agency says the La Nina climate phenomenon is likely to increase from moderate to strong over the next four to six months. The World Meteorological Organization says La Nina, characterized by abnormally cold sea surface temperatures in the eastern Pacific Ocean, may result in drier conditions...

4 years 1 week ago

Strengthening La Nina could mean more hurricanes

The La Nina climate phenomenon is strengthening, increasing the likelihood an active hurricane season could get even busier. The update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday comes as residents of Texas are cleaning up from the deluge of Tropical Storm Hermine, and Tropical Storm Igor is...

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