July was the hottest month in U.S. History, federal scientists report, eclipsing the old record set during the Dust Bowl in 1936. Ref. USAToday
More persistent weather patterns in US linked to Arctic warming. Persistent weather conditions, including dry and wet spells, generally have increased in the United States, perhaps due to rapid Arctic warming, according to a new study. Persistent weather conditions can lead to weather extremes such as drought, heat waves, prolonged cold and storms that can cost millions of dollars in damage and disrupt societies and ecosystems, the study says. Source 6w.