World just experienced hottest June in 140 years of recordkeeping

After a month that featured blistering heat waves across Europe, relentless rising temperatures in India, and sweltering temperatures in Alaska that culminated in record heat at the beginning of July, June 2019 became the hottest June on record for the globe, according to a new report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). … Continue reading World just experienced hottest June in 140 years of recordkeeping

It’s Back! A massive coronal hole which sprayed Earth with 700 kilometer per second solar wind in early and late March is set to return next week.

Spaceweather.com are warning us of a massive Coronal hole which sprayed Earth with 700 kilometer per second solar wind in early and late March is set to return next week. NOAA forecasters say there is a chance of G1-class geomagnetic storms on April 22nd intensifying to G2 storms on April 23rd in response to a repeat … Continue reading It’s Back! A massive coronal hole which sprayed Earth with 700 kilometer per second solar wind in early and late March is set to return next week.

The United States Just Had Its Warmest Winter Ever

This winter was one for the record books. According to NOAA's latest regular "State of the Climate" report, this winter was the warmest on record in the United States. The temperature average across the United States was 36.8°F, which NOAA reports was 4.6 degrees above the 20th century average. This means this winter beat out the previous … Continue reading The United States Just Had Its Warmest Winter Ever

Terrifying simulation shows how the Pacific Northwest could be decimated by a megaquake caused by the Cascadia fault

The threat of the ‘Big One’ has loomed over the Pacific Northwest for years. A powerful earthquake thought to be as large as 9.2 magnitude ripped through the earth in 1700, along the 620 mile stretch of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, causing severe shaking and a massive tsunami. Now, a terrifying new simulation from the Pacific Tsunami … Continue reading Terrifying simulation shows how the Pacific Northwest could be decimated by a megaquake caused by the Cascadia fault

Scientists record human and natural noise in the Mariana Trench, the ocean’s deepest point

Scientists have recorded a cacophony of sounds including ship propellers at the deepest part of the world's oceans, more than 10,000 metres below the surface. For three weeks, researchers used an underwater microphone, known as a hydrophone, to record ambient noise in the Challenger Deep trough in the Mariana Trench near Micronesia. "You would think that … Continue reading Scientists record human and natural noise in the Mariana Trench, the ocean’s deepest point

U.S Largest Ever Toxic Bloom Causes Closure to Half The West Coast

NOAA Fisheries (pdf), Jun 15, 2015 (emphasis added): NOAA Fisheries mobilizes to gauge unprecedented West Coast toxic algal bloom [that] spans much of the West Coast and has triggered numerous closures of important shellfish fisheries… Seattle Times - Scientists onboard a NOAA research vessel are beginning a survey of what could be the largest toxic algae … Continue reading U.S Largest Ever Toxic Bloom Causes Closure to Half The West Coast

49 of 50 States Have Snow on the Ground to Start March

http://www.weather.com/news/news/snow-cover-united-states-march-1 March has arrived, so naturally thoughts of spring start to creep into your mind with the heart of winter out of the way. However, the snow cover analysis of the Lower 48 states might make you think differently. The map above issued on March 1 by the National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center (NOHRSC) branch … Continue reading 49 of 50 States Have Snow on the Ground to Start March