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Climate Change

Top 10 states ravaged by extreme weather in 2011

Memphis flood. Photo: Chris WielandBy many measures, 2011 was the most extreme weather year for the United States since reliable record-keeping began in the 19th century — and the costs have been enormous. According to …

Climate Change

Climate change has made New Yorkers more vulnerable to Irene

A new map shows that climate change-related sea-level rise has boosted the number of people living in areas vulnerable to storm-surge flooding from Hurricane Irene.

breaking wind news

The (b)low-down on wind [VIDEO]

You know that saying about March coming in like a lion? If the roar refers to the wind, the saying holds true. Hang onto your hats as we enter the windiest time of the year. …

Abnormal normals

What is a 'normal' climate? Definitions are changing [VIDEO]

Climate Central's Heidi Cullen explains how "normals" for our climate during the past decade will very likely change soon.

party of five

Top five climate and weather events of 2010 [VIDEO]

Climate Central's Heidi Cullen counts down the five biggest climate and weather related events of 2010.

cold, hard facts

La Nina forecast should warm the hearts of skiers and snowboarders alike [VIDEO]

The La Nina winter forecast in the Pacific Northwest has ski resort owners smiling. Heidi Cullen explains why, and gives us the latest temp analysis.

Bad girl

What La Nina means for winter weather [VIDEO]

The cooler ocean temperatures of La Nina this year could have a significant effect on our winter weather. Learn more in this Climate Central video.

Here comes the story of the hurricane

Global temperatures and the hurricane season [VIDEO]

New numbers released by NOAA's National Climatic Data Center confirm what residents of countries around the world already may have suspected: 2010 has been no average year.

too hot to handle

Summer 2010 is breaking heat records [VIDEO]

More than five weeks remain of summer, and already it's a record-breaker. A climatologist looks at what's behind the heat and extreme weather so far.

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