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UCAR Magazine
August 31, 2012
Researchers at NCAR are working with forecasters and emergency managers to unravel the communication challenges around hurricanes like Isaac, which had relatively weak winds but a strong storm surge.
UCAR Magazine
August 17, 2012
Researchers ponder the implications of a massive summer storm in the Arctic Ocean that swept across a weakened ice pack.
UCAR Magazine
August 13, 2012
An engineer and water policy expert, David Behar is one of the nation’s leading voices on ways to weave weather and climate knowledge into water management.
Global map showing regions drying by 2090s
August 06, 2012
Whether you’re looking at the next few weeks or the next few decades, many parts of the United States are likely to face the silent but devastating impacts of drought.
St. Louis skyline at dusk
July 26, 2012
July 2012 promises to go down as the hottest month ever recorded in a number of U.S. locations.
Tornado near Cherokee, OK, on April 14, 2012
July 24, 2012
Heat and drought are punishing much of the United States right now, but there’s actually some good weather news to report. July 2012 is on track to produce fewer tornadoes than any July on record, and by a long shot.
Derecho of June 29, 2012
July 02, 2012
A thunderstorm complex that toppled trees and knocked out power from Illinois to the Delaware coast brought to light a weather term with an obscure but intriguing history.
Downtown Houston skyline at night
May 14, 2012
The atmosphere has dealt Houston more than a few wild cards over the last few years, including two devastating tropical cyclones and unprecedented drought. While dealing with such weather threats, the nation's fourth largest city is also taking steps to tackle longer-term climate change.
Tallgrass struggles against drought in this file photo from eastern Colorado.
April 03, 2012
March is normally the snowiest month of the year across parts of the central Rockies, but March 2012 left much of Colorado snowless and nervous.
UCAR Magazine
March 23, 2012
The last 10 days have brought what may be the gentlest round of extreme weather ever to grace the United States. Beneath the pleasant veneer lies one of the most bizarre weather episodes in recent U.S. history.

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