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NASA satellite spies atmospheric double whammy

By Andrea Thompson Follow @AndreaTWeather NASA’s eyes in the sky are important parts of weather-monitoring efforts, with satellites tracking hurricanes as they barrel across the ocean and storm systems as they sweep across the country. But sometimes……

Big ocean waves produced by storms accelerate the melting of polar sea ice: study

Big Waves Bust Up Sea Ice, May Be Playing Role in Melt (via Climate Central) By Andrea Thompson Follow @AndreaTWeather Big ocean waves whipped up by storms hundreds or even thousands of miles away from Earth’s poles could play a bigger role in breaking up polar sea ice and thus…

Scary: NASA satellite images show how massive flooding overwhelmed Balkan towns

Satellite Images Reveal Scope of Massive Balkans Flooding (via Climate Central) By Andrea Thompson Follow @AndreaTWeather The full, devastating scale of the downpour-driven flooding that tore across the Balkans in mid-May is evident in newly released images from a NASA satellite. Torrential rains fell across parts of Croatia, Serbia…  …

The rains in the Southern Plains won’t make many gains — for the drought

Rain! Storm Heads for Southern Plains, Won’t End Drought (via Climate Central) By Andrea Thompson Follow @AndreaTWeather Drought-weary residents of the Southern Plains, do meteorologists ever have a welcome forecast for you: Rain. And potentially lots of it. A large, low-pressure system cut off from the jet stream has formed…

100 percent of California now in highest stages of drought

100 Percent of California Now in Highest Stages of Drought (via Climate Central) By Andrea Thompson Follow @AndreaTWeather It might not seem possible, but California’s drought just got worse. According to Thursday’s release of the U.S. Drought Monitor, 100 percent of the state is now in one of the three worst stages…

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