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Video: Historic tornadic weather extremes in mid-December

By Peter Sinclair
Think back to mid-December. It’s not easy.But for the moment forget things like the Christmas, Hannukah, and New Years holidays. And set-side briefly the frightening wind-blown fire that ravaged parts of Colorado near Boulder; the…

In a record-breaking year of weather, signs of a changed world

By Sabrina Shankman Photo: Luke Sharrett , Bloomberg
Sometimes climate change is measured in numbers — degrees warmed, greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, extreme highs, acres burned. Sometimes it’s measured in memories — of long-ago December mornings, when the temperature often dipped down…

Historic U.S. weather events in 2021, by the numbers

By Jacob Feuerstein Photo: Evelyn Hockstein , Reuters
From record-shattering heat to frigid waves of cold, torrential downpours to relentless drought, 2021 has been a year of extremes in the United States.

2021 brought a wave of extreme weather disasters. Scientists say worse lies ahead.

By Sarah Kaplan and Brady Dennis Photo: Josh Edelson , Getty Images
Scores of studies presented this week at the world’s largest climate science conference offered an unequivocal and unsettling message: Climate change is fundamentally altering what kind of weather is possible, and its fingerprint can be…

How a warming climate may make winter tornadoes stronger

By Ariana Remmel Photo: KSOSTM
Though tornadoes can occur in any season, the United States logs the greatest number of powerful twisters in the warmer months from March to July. Devastating winter tornadoes like the one that killed at least…

Cold, heat, fires, hurricanes and tornadoes: The year in weather disasters

By Zach Levitt and Bonnie Berkowitz Photo: Noah Berger/AP
Vicious wind and tornadoes put a deadly exclamation point on the end of an extraordinary year for extreme weather in the United States.

‘This is not normal’: Extreme weather events stun CNN meteorologist

By Tom Sater Photo: CNN
The Midwest is experiencing unprecedented weather with extreme heat and tornado force winds. CNN meteorologist Tom Sater said "this is not December weather."

‘We can expect more’: Did climate change play a role in the deadly weekend tornadoes?

By Doyle Rice Photo: Chandan Khanna , Getty Images
A devastating tornado outbreak across five states Friday night left dozens of people dead and reduced hundreds of homes to rubble, and some scientists say this may be the harbinger of future tragedies as the…

Extreme weather is crimping America’s pie supply

By Laura Reiley Photo: Zack Wittman for The Washington Post
For Mike’s Pies in Florida, even once supply chain problems resolve, there’s still climate change

Extreme Makeover: Human Activities Are Making Some Extreme Events More Frequent or Intense

By Alan Buis Photo: NOAA
The year 2021 has seen a flurry of extreme events around the globe. Among the many that have captured headlines so far this year: