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Alaska sets December temperature record at 67°F

Wind speed and direction at about 30,000 feet above the surface on Dec. 26, 2021, centered on Alaska.
Wind speed and direction at about 30,000 feet above the surface on Dec. 26 centered on Alaska. This shows the northerly bend to the jet stream, which allowed milder air to flow in from the south. (Earth.nullschool.net)

9 feet of snow wallops California mountains as brutal cold invades U.S.

Computer model projection showing temperature anomalies across North America on Jan. 4, 2022.
Computer model projection shows temperature departures from average forecasted for Dec. 29. Photo: Weatherbell.com

Winter storms lash Pacific Northwest as Southern states swelter

  Riri Nguyen walks his dog Elsa at Inspiration Point on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021 in Wrightwood, CA.
A snowy scene in Wrightwood, Calif., on Saturday. Photo: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Axios
Dec 27, 2021 - Science

Deadly flooding displaces thousands of people in Brazil

Aerial view of floods caused by heavy rains in Itapetinga, Bahia State, Brazil, on December 26.
Aerial view of floods caused by heavy rains in Itapetinga, Bahia state, Brazil, on Sunday. Photo: Manuella Luana/AFP via Getty Images
Axios
Updated Dec 17, 2021 - Energy & Environment

Super typhoon kills at least 3 people in Philippines

Residents walk past their destroyed homes in Hernani town, Eastern Samar province on December 17
Residents walk past their destroyed homes in Hernani town, Eastern Samar province, on Thursday, after Super Typhoon Rai pummeled the southern and central regions of the Philippines. Photo by Alren Beronio/AFP via Getty Images
Axios
Dec 17, 2021 - Science

Tornadoes death toll rises to 90 after teen's body found in Kentucky

 Loren Grable searches in the rain for mementoes in rubble that was once her grandparents' home before it was destroyed during last week's tornado on December 16, 2021 in Dawson Springs, Kentucky.
Loren Grable on Thursday searches for mementoes in rubble that was once her grandparents' home before it was destroyed during last week's tornado in Dawson Springs, Kentucky. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Andrew Freedman
Updated Dec 16, 2021 - Energy & Environment

U.S. records most hurricane-force wind reports in single day

Picture of an overturned truck on I-80 in Lincoln, Nebraska on Dec. 15, 2021. (Nebraska State Highway Patrol via Twitter)
Picture of an overturned truck on I-80 in Lincoln, Nebraska on Dec. 15, 2021. (Nebraska State Highway Patrol via Twitter)
Shawna Chen
Dec 16, 2021 - Science

In photos: Unprecedented storm leaves nearly 100 million people reeling

Photo of a person wading through rubble
A person from the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation works to remove a tree that collapsed on several cars after strong winds passed through the city on Dec. 15. Photo: Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Historic wind storm spawns tornadoes, causes widespread power outages

Satellite image showing smoke plumes from wildfires, blowing dust, and thunderstorms with lightning flashes detected across the Plains on Dec. 15. (CIRA/RAMMB)
Satellite image showing smoke plumes from wildfires, blowing dust, and thunderstorms with lightning flashes detected across the Plains on Dec. 15. Image: CIRA/RAMMB