|Lightning in Zirje, Slovenia|
Extreme weather includes unusual, severe or unseasonal weather; weather at the extremes of the historical distribution—the range that has been seen in the past. Often, extreme events are based of a location’s recorded weather history and defined as lying in the most unusual ten percent. In recent years some extreme weather events have been attributed to human-induced global warming, with studies indicating an increasing threat from extreme weather in the future.
In general climate models and observed trends show that with climate change, the planet will experience more extreme weather. In particular temperature record highs outpace record lows and some types of extreme weather such as extreme heat, intense precipitation, and drought have become more frequent and severe in recent decades.Some studies assert a connection between rapidly warming arctic temperatures and thus a vanishing cryosphere to extreme weather in mid-latitudes.
|Amazing stormy sky by Jesse Crystal|
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|Supercell in Sioux City, Nebraska|
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|Thunderstorm over Sea|
|Storm near Crete, Greece|
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|Wall clouds in South Dakota|
|Lightning over Munich|