2022's extreme weather

Another record-breaking year on planet Earth

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This has been a year of wild — and sometimes unpredictable — weather, with extreme events hitting all corners of the world.

A ferocious winter storm slammed much of the United States over Christmas weekend, with parts of Western New York under blizzard conditions for several days. The "bomb cyclone" storm stretched from the Great Lakes to the Rio Grande, bringing with it snow, high winds, and frigid temperatures. On Dec. 23, nearly 1 million people in the South, Midwest, and East Coast were without power, and about two-thirds of the U.S. population was under a winter weather warning or advisory.

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