From a trail near my house along Colorado's Front Range, the majestic Rockies ordinarily stand out in clear relief against blue Western skies.
Earlier this week, NASA released its monthly analysis of global average temperatures — and now NOAA has followed with its own.
I created the animation above to show how the heat wave coming to a large portion of the United States is forecast to evolve between now and Tuesday.
A premature melt-out has replenished reservoirs, but with a drying La Niña probably coming, California's water woes are far from over After El Niño failed to deliver salvation from California's epic drought, it has now come to this: Statewide, snowpack is down to just 6 percent of normal for this time of year.
By NASA's reckoning, May was the warmest such month on record. But Earth's particularly high fever may be breaking — at least for now.
With parts of Greenland experiencing record high temperatures of late, melting of snow and ice at the surface has been skyrocketing.
I know what you're probably thinking. Yulsman totally manipulated this sunset image in Photoshop. But actually, this is the JPG file straight out of the camera (a SONY A7R with a Zeiss zoom lens attached).
Wildfire activity in Russia's Far East has seen something of an upsurge this spring compared to the same period last year.
Forecasters lean toward the emergence of a weak to 'borderline moderate' La Niña in the fall If you live in Texas — or Indonesia, for that matter — it might be difficult to believe, but El Niño truly has gone away.
If the trend continues, sea ice coverage will decline to an historic minimum by summer's end in September Back in mid-May, unusually warm conditions, and shrinking sea ice coverage, prompted Ted Scambos of the National Snow and Ice Data Center to predict that "the Arctic is going to go through hell this year." Almost a month later, that prediction seems right on track.
Billions of tiny plant-like organisms have painted the seas in a swirling pattern reminiscent of Vincent Van Gogh's famous painting, The Starry Night.
Parts of Europe have also been deluged, and today, Paris is flooding A slow-moving low-pressure system sucking tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico into Texas and nearby areas is forecast to become nearly stationary today. The very unfortunate result: More thunderstorms will pummel a region already reeling from record rainfall.
Mount Washington weather observers didn't exactly fly away on 109 mph winds, but from the looks of this video, it could have happened Weather observer Mike Dorfman describes the wind that roared across the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire yesterday as "blustery." But if you click on the image above to watch the video of what it was like, I'm sure you'll agree that it was much more than that!
The Arctic will "go through hell this year," says one prominent scientist | Note: This story was updated on 5/16/2016 at 7 p.m.
On April 11, a dramatic early spike in melting of snow and ice at the surface of Greenland's ice sheet prompted a Danish climate scientist to say that she and her colleagues were "incredulous." Now, there has been a second bout of unusual melting.
April was the warmest such month on record, continuing an extraordinary stretch of global warming Following six previous record-setting months, April 2016 kept the run going: It was the warmest such month on record, according to data just released by NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
A big blob of cold water is rising from the depths in the equatorial Pacific, heralding the likely arrival of La Niña by fall What a difference a few months make.
Clear, simple and compelling: a visualization of the rise in our planet's average temperature from 1850 to the present I spotted this animated visualization over at the Washington Post's awesome Capital Weather Gang site today, and I found it so compelling that I had to share it here at ImaGeo.
Yesterday's transit of Mercury between the Sun and Earth was captured by countless amateur and professional astrophotographers alike, including Discover's photo editor, Ernie Mastroianni.
The same warmth that fueled the Fort McMurray wildfire has been setting up the Arctic for extraordinary losses of sea ice The rampaging wildfire that blazed through the city of Fort McMurray in Alberta, destroying an estimated 1,600 homes, will likely continue burning for months to come.