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Spring Image: Snow in Nearly Half of US

Springtime: the time for flowers, newborn animals … and snow. Nearly half of the United States is currently covered in snow, including most of Canada, as can be seen in this image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Full story

The 5th hottest November since 1880

   Up host Chris Hayes has what we now know since the week began, including a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that showed last month was the hottest November since the start of record-keeping in 1880.

NOAA: First 6 months hottest ever

   According National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the first six month of the year was the hottest ever recorded. NBC's Jay Gray reports.

NOAA: ‘Vigilance' never ends

   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official Kathryn Sullivan takes an aerial survey of the Carolina coastline, mapping damage from Hurricane Irene.

US: Record 312 twisters in single day

It looks like last week's tornado outbreak was the biggest on record for a single 24-hour period, federal experts said Monday. Full story

U.S. Must Take Space Storm Threat Seriously, Experts Warn

WASHINGTON — Space weather could pose serious problems here on Earth in the coming years, the chief of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Saturday (Feb. 19). Full story

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This graphic provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows estimated tsunami travel times following a massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Japan on March 11.
This graphic provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows estimated tsunami travel times following a massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Japan on March 11.

RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / HO / NOAA" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSThis graphic provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows estimated tsunami travel times following a massive 8.9-magnitude