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Nov. 23 While the Midwest digs out from a winter storm that dumped as much as a foot of snow on parts of the Midwest, the eastern United States is expected to see the coldest air of the season this week. Meanwhile, the U.S. West will see warmer-than-normal temps, reported the National Weather Service.

In the Pacific Northwest, rain and mountain snow is expected early this week, while possibly heavy snow is possible mid-week for the Rockies and Plains states. Reports the Weather Channel:

"A strong arctic high-pressure system will then move in behind this system allowing the first real blast of arctic air to surge into the U.S. The coldest air mass of the season to date is expected for the West and the Plains beginning Wednesday and lasting into the start of the weekend."

Oct 6, 2015 07:05 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
South Carolina sees the worst flooding in a millennium. What caused it -- and is this our future in a warming world?
Oct 2, 2015 12:44 PM ET // Hal Needham, Climate Central
The National Hurricane Center's most recent update forecasts Hurricane Joaquin to track farther east than previous forecasts. Continue reading →
Oct 1, 2015 11:51 AM ET // Adam Sobel Sobel, Climate Central
Models present a range of possible outcomes and right now forecasters are still weighing the odds for Joaquin. Continue reading →
Sep 30, 2015 12:18 PM ET // Brian Kahn, Climate Central
Joaquin is now a hurricane and is looking more likely to threaten the East Coast next week. Continue reading →
Sep 29, 2015 04:12 PM ET // Brian Kahn, Climate Central
A major rainmaker has a 1,200 stretch from North Carolina to Maine concerned with flooding this week. Continue reading →
Sep 28, 2015 06:08 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Extreme fluctuations are likely to double by the end of the 21st century, with potentially catastrophic results. Continue reading →
Aug 28, 2015 10:00 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
Disappearing wetlands, rising seas and terrible hurricanes. Is there any hope for the Big Easy? Researchers say yes, definitely yes.
Aug 27, 2015 12:54 PM ET // Andrea Thompson, Climate Central
What role climate change may have played in Hurricane Katrina and other storms is difficult to answer, even 10 years later. Continue reading →
Aug 27, 2015 09:30 AM ET // Discovery News
Teams from the National Hurricane Center capture images of Tropical Storm Erika from all angles in these photos.
Aug 26, 2015 03:27 PM ET // Brian Kahn, Climate Central
There's still some uncertainty, but Tropical Storm Erika could strengthen and end Florida's hurricane drought. Continue reading →
Aug 6, 2015 09:24 AM ET // Andrea Thompson, Climate Central
Hawaii could see more hurricanes and tropical storms like Guillermo in its vicinity thanks to the influence of global warming. Continue reading →
Aug 5, 2015 12:51 PM ET // Brian Kahn, Climate Central
NASA satellites have sent back a detailed view of rain and snow across the U.S. so far this year. It shows the West's drought and Plain's epic rains. →
Aug 5, 2015 12:05 PM ET // AFP
Fire has forced more than 13,000 people to evacuate their homes in Northern California.
Aug 3, 2015 12:08 PM ET // AFP
Fires are burning out of control in parts of California and one person has died in the effort to contain the drought-fueled blazes.
Jul 28, 2015 10:00 AM ET // Eric Niiler
The United States uses more energy for A/C than any other country in the world. What is this doing to our planet?
Jul 25, 2015 10:00 AM ET // Andrea Thompson, Climate Central
While the current El Nino could rival that of 1997, that doesn't mean the U.S. impacts will be the same. Continue reading →
Jul 24, 2015 11:55 AM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
If it seems like thunderstorms happen more at night, it's because they do. But we literally can't see them coming.
Jun 11, 2015 05:30 PM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Numbers don't lie, and the data underlying California's drought do not have anything good to say.
Jun 11, 2015 11:01 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
A new measurement and modeling tool could give us time to brace for disruptive electromagnetic storms Continue reading →
Jun 9, 2015 12:01 PM ET // Andrea Thompson, Climate Central
Torrential rains in the Southern Plains made this the wettest month on record for the contiguous United States.
Jun 1, 2015 02:15 PM ET // Discovery News
As hurricane season kicks off June 1, we look back at some of the most destructive storms to make landfall in U.S. history.
May 31, 2015 12:56 PM ET // AFP
A brief spell of rain on Sunday brought slight relief in the Delhi region but the temperature again touched 109 Fahrenheit in the afternoon.
May 29, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
There are some under-appreciated, San Andreas-like faults off Los Angeles that could unleash large quakes and tsunamis. But it's nothing like Hollywood's version.
May 28, 2015 12:45 PM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
A heat wave that is affecting India may be killing many thousands more than has been officially reported, one researcher says.
May 28, 2015 11:30 AM ET // Andrea Thompson, Climate Central
El Nino will likely keep hurricane activity tamped down this season, which marks 10 years since Katrina. Continue reading →
May 27, 2015 01:27 PM ET // Stuart Gary, ABC Science Online
After 35 years, the scars of the Mount St. Helens volcano eruption are still clearly evident in a satellite image. Continue reading →
May 27, 2015 07:39 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
While the west coast endures a long stretch of brutal dry weather, some see hope because the southwest is being inundated with rain.
May 7, 2015 07:51 AM ET // AFP
At least 29 tornado sightings had been reported across the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Texas and Oklahoma, where multiple homes were destroyed.
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