Extreme Weather Events

 


 Long before we experience protracted, detectable heat waves from global warming, we will see more violent weather  -- altered drought and rainfall patterns, more intense storms, more temperature extremes and more intense and severe downpours. These impacts are documented in a number of peer-reviewed studies, including: "Climate change leads to more severe weather," (Science, Sept. 2000), "Trends in U.S. Climate during the Twentieth Century," (Consequences, Spring, 1995, and "The Coming Climate," (Scientific American, May, 1997, as well as in a report by the World Water Council (2003), among others.


 

As of mid-2012, extreme weather events have become so common -- the "new normal" to quote the Secretary-General of the UN -- that we have stopped posting every notable event on the website's "Weather" page -- and will be limiting ourselves to fewer extraordinary events.

Extreme Weather Profile:  July - December, 2013

Extreme Weather Profile:  January - June 2013

Extreme Weather Profile:  July - December, 2012

Extreme Weather Profile:  January - June, 2012

Extreme Weather Profile:  July -- December, 2011

Extreme Weather Profile:  Jan, - June, 2011

Extreme Weather Profile:  July - December, 2010

Extreme Weather Profile: Jan. - June 2010

Extreme weather profile July -- December, 2009

Extreme Weather Profile: Jan. -- June, 2009

Extreme Weather Profile: July -- Dec.  2008

 

Extreme Weather Profile: Jan. -- June, 2008

 

Extreme Weather Profile: July -- December, 2007 

 

Extreme Weather Profile: January -- June, 2007 

 

Extreme Weather Profile: July - December, 2006

 

Extreme Weather Profile: January - June, 2006

 

WMO: 2005 Saw New Level of Weather Extremes (Dec. 2005)

(Special package of material about Hurricanes Katrina and Rita)

 

Extreme Weather Profile: July - December, 2005 

 

Extreme Weather Profile: January - June, 2005

 

Extreme Weather Profile: July - December, 2004

 

Extreme Weather Profile: January - June, 2004

 

Extreme Weather Profile: July - December, 2003  

 

Extreme Weather Profile: January - June, 2003

 

Extreme Weather Profile: January - June, 2002

 Extreme Weather Profile : July -- December, 2002

 Extreme Weather Profile: July -- December, 2001

 

Extreme Weather Profile: January -- July, 2001

 

Extreme Weather Profile: July - December, 2000

 

Extreme Weather Profile: January -- June, 2000

 

Extreme Weather Profile: July -- December, 1999

 Extreme Weather Profile: January -- June, 1999

 Extreme Weather Events: 1995 -- 1999