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.