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2016 was the warmest year on record for the globe, Canadian Prairies experienced one of the “longest and most active storm seasons”: report

August 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Last year topped 2015 as the warmest year in 137 years of record keeping and marked the third consecutive year of record warmth, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported on Thursday. The 27th annual State of the Climate

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NOAA upwardly revises forecast for 2017 Atlantic hurricane season

August 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the United States is now forecasting 14-19 named storms, five to nine hurricanes and two to five major (Category 3+) hurricanes between June and November for the Atlantic Basin. The agency’s August

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Aon Benfield’s Tropical Storm Risk slightly increases Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast

May 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Just days after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center suggested an above-normal hurricane season this year, Aon Benfield has issued its May forecast for the 2017 Atlantic season. Professor Mark Saunders and Dr. Adam Lea of Tropical

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Above-normal Atlantic hurricane season most likely this year: NOAA

May 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center predicted on Thursday. For the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30, forecasters predict a

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Hurricanes and typhoons could be monitored from hundreds of miles away, possibly leading to better forecasts: study

May 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Hurricanes and typhoons could be monitored from hundreds of miles away with relatively inexpensive instruments like barometers and anemometers, much like earthquakes are monitored by seismometers, a new study has found. The study, titled Spiral Gravity Waves Radiating from Tropical

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March and year-to-date second warmest on record for the world: NOAA

April 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

On the heels of the second warmest winter in its 138-year record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has reported that March 2017 and the year-to-date were the second warmest on record for the world. The March 2017 average

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Earth had second warmest February on record this year: NOAA

March 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

February 2017 was the second warmest February in the 1880-2017 record-keeping period, behind 2016, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported recently. February 2017’s average global temperature was 1.76 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average of 53.9 degrees

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Outbreak of severe convective storms across U.S. Midwest causing widespread damage in Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota: RMS

March 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

As of March 8, cumulative preliminary tornado, hail and straight-line wind reports in the United States for the year have all been more than double their respective 2005-2015 averages, according to the records of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s

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NOAA and partners develop new regional sea level scenarios to help U.S. communities prepare for risks

January 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its partners have developed new regional sea level scenarios for the United States to give coastal communities better and more localized data to help them plan for and adapt to the risks

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2016 marks three consecutive years of record warmth for the globe: NOAA

January 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The year 2016 marked three consecutive years of record warmth for the globe, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported on Wednesday. “With a boost from El Niño, 2016 began with a bang,” NOAA said in a press release.

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15 U.S. weather and climate disasters in 2016 caused US$46 billion in damages: NOAA

January 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The United States experienced 15 “weather and climate disasters” last year – each with losses exceeding US$1 billion – for a total of US$46 billion, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported on Monday. The disasters, which included eight

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Global warming’s fingerprints seen in 24 weird weather cases

December 16, 2016 Seth Borenstein - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – A new scientific report finds man-made climate change played some role in two dozen extreme weather events last year but not in a few other weird weather instances around the world. An annual report released Thursday by the