January produced a blockbuster nor’easter and a hurricane; February is starting out with a weather pattern reminiscent of December’s. Decoded science looks at the weather for the past month and the one ahead.
On January 22-24, a good part of the eastern US was pummeled by a nor’easter with roots deep in the Pacific Ocean. What made this storm so strong? And is it just another storm — or a hint of things to come?
Did you feel the burn? Everywhere — on land and sea, north and south — December 2015 and the full year were the hottest in a very long time (like tens of thousands of years). Decoded Science breaks down NOAA’s latest report on global temperatures.
For some, the new year came in with the first substantial snow. For others, floods. For still others, welcome rain. And for Santa, it was wicked warm (as they say in New England). Here are Decoded Science’s explanations, along with a perspective on global warming.