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.
How different is this winter from last? Boston’s gone from blizzardy to balmy and it’s raining in California after four years of drought. But some things never change — like the smog in Beijing. Decoded Science demystifies all the meteorological goings on.
All eyes are on Paris. Will the final climate agreement just give lip service to CO2 reductions or have real teeth? El Niño is affecting weather, and the US and Europe are warmer than normal, while China deals with unprecedented pollution. Here’s all the latest weather news.
Atlantic hurricane season was a yawner; Pacific just the opposite. Records for annual rainfall are set in Texas, and the Paris climate summit begins, possibly to decide the fate of humanity — or not, depending on whom you ask. Decoded Science fills you in on the details.