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Extreme Weather Watch Blog

Earlier, we brought you Places that Set Heat Records in 2021, including the hottest temperature ever reliably recorded on Earth. But 2021 had some wacky weather and now its time to look at places that set records for the coldest temperature recorded in their history. What did we find?
What's the coldest incorporated place in each state of the United States? We took a look at NOAA data from 1991–2020 to find the cities and towns that had the coolest average temperature. Here's what we found.
What's the hottest incorporated place in each state of the United States? We took a look at NOAA data from 1991–2020 to find the cities and towns that had the warmest average temperature. Here's what we found.
We all know that Minnesota gets very cold in the winter, and that summers often arrive late in the season. Throughout the state, freezing temperatures and snow are not uncommon even in May. But does Minnesota ever get snow in June?
What's the driest populated place in each state of the United States? We took a look at NOAA data from 1991–2020 to find the cities and towns that received the least precipitation in an average year. Here's what we found.
What's the rainiest populated place in each state of the United States? We took a look at NOAA data from 1991–2020 to find the places that had the most precipitation in an average year. Here's what we found.
2021 is nearly in the books, and there (hopefully) won't be any more heat records set in the northern hemisphere this year. So let's take a look at the places that rewrote the record books in 2021, setting a new mark for the all-time highest temperature ever measured.
What are the snowiest places in the United States? We examined NOAA climate records to find the places in the U.S. which received the most snow in the thirty year span from 1991–2020. Let's take a look at what we found!