Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Got an Extreme Weather Event?  NOAA Tool Searches for Climate Link

Searchable database shows whether climate change made weather events more or less likely.

Residents flee their home as flames from California's Sand fire in late July, fueled by extra-hot temperatures, close in. Wildfires in California are becoming so pervasive that wildfire season could soon last year-round. (Credit: David Mcnew/AFP/Getty Images) Click to Enlarge.
This year has seen a relentless streak of new temperature and climate records, as well as extreme weather events such as the deadly floods in Houston, Baltimore and West Virginia, a "heat dome" over the Midwest and the massive Sand fire blazing near Los Angeles.

Now, a new searchable tool from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows, county by county, whether or how climate change will change the likelihood of these extreme events in the decades to come.

Read more at Got an Extreme Weather Event?  NOAA Tool Searches for Climate Link

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