Category Archives: Weather

2011 Ninth Warmest Year on Record

The global average surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since 1880, according to NASA .NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, which monitors global surface temperatures on an ongoing basis, released an  analysis that shows … Continue reading

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In January Arctic Sea Ice Extent is Lowest in Recorded History

Extreme weather conditions and unusually cold temperatures have gripped much of North America and Europe this winter, unusually warm temperatures farther north produced the lowest Arctic sea ice extent ever recorded for the month of January, according to NASA. Areas such as Hudson … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm in Southern Indian Ocean

Infrared data from NASA’s Aqua satellite on Feb. 10 hinted that strong convection would likely make the low pressure area known as System 96S into the next tropical cyclone in the Indian Ocean. On Feb. 11, the same infrared data … Continue reading

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Space Weather

What are we talking about when we describe the weather on Earth? We usually think of temperature, the speed and direction of the wind, air pressure, whether rain or snow is falling…Basically, when we say “weather” we mean conditions in … Continue reading

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