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  • Don't let chilly ending fool you; California was toasty in 2014

    Don't let chilly ending fool you; California was toasty in 2014
    A cold snap this week brought snow and freezing temperatures to much of California during the final days of the year, but for the most part 2014 was hot. In fact, it was the warmest year for California since record-keeping began in 1877. The average...
  • California needs more rain, any way you count it

    California needs more rain, any way you count it
    So how many more storms like the ones California experienced this week would it take to end the drought? The easy answer is: a lot. But the more complex answer involves looking at historic rain patterns and reservoir levels in different parts of the...
  • Ask Tom: What was city's greatest temperature deviation from normal?

    Dear Tom, What was the city's greatest temperature deviation from normal on any day in its history? — Allen Moody, Island Lake Dear Allen, The date was Christmas Eve in 1983, the coldest day in Chicago's history based on the average temperature....
  • How much will heavy rains ease California's drought?

    How much will heavy rains ease California's drought?
    As the biggest rainstorm in years slams into California, some are wondering how much it will mitigate California's epic drought. The rain will definitely help. But by any measure, the drought is far from over. The storm is expected to dump 2 to 8...
  • Connecticut Winemakers Ponder Opportunities Presented By Climate Change

    Connecticut Winemakers Ponder Opportunities Presented By Climate Change
    Connecticut isn't at all like the sunny, dry-summer places where most of the world's great wine grapes are grown. Winters are more bitter than in France. Growing seasons are shorter and wetter than Italy's, Spain's or California's. So you'd think that...
  • Baltimore meteorologists predict cold, snowy winter

    Baltimore meteorologists predict cold, snowy winter
    Two local broadcast meteorologists are predicting another colder-than-normal winter with above-average snowfall. Justin Berk, a former TV meteorologist who now offers updates on his own website and Facebook page, forecasts about 30 inches of snow at...
  • How realistic are the U.S.-China climate change goals?

    The newly announced landmark plans by the U.S. and China to limit their greenhouse gas emissions left open the question of how realistic the targets are. The plans feature a number of ambitious goals for each nation, but they face serious challenges. A...
  • California sees third-warmest October, on pace for hottest year ever

    California sees third-warmest October, on pace for hottest year ever
    This past month was the third-warmest October in California since officials began keeping records more than a century ago, continuing the state’s pattern in what is likely to be its hottest year ever, according to government climatologists. The...
  • Rain barely made a dent in California drought

    Rain barely made a dent in California drought
    Fall has arrived, but in Southern California, warm, dry conditions remain. While the state has received some rain in recent weeks, the overall picture remains largely unchanged. Q: How did we do in October? Last month was the third-warmest October...
  • Lake records nearly 7 inches of rain in 'rare occurrence'

    Mother Nature dumped several inches of rain on Lake County this week. The Lake County Water Authority measured 6.75 inches of rainfall over the past two days based on numbers collected from three facilities near Astatula, Leesburg and Groveland, said...
  • Los Angeles can expect a sunny and warm Thanksgiving

    Los Angeles can expect a sunny and warm Thanksgiving
    People who endured the busiest travel day of the year Wednesday will be rewarded with good weather until at least Sunday night in the Los Angeles area, although there may be showers in San Francisco starting Saturday, according to the National Weather...