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Scientists eye longer-term forecasts of U.S. heat waves


October 27, 2013

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Scientists have fingerprinted a distinctive atmospheric wave pattern high above the Northern Hemisphere that can foreshadow the emergence of summertime heat waves in the United States more than two weeks in advance. The new research, led by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, could potentially enable forecasts of the likelihood of U.S. heat waves 15-20 days out, giving society more time to prepare for these often deadly events. Full Story

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National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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