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‘Snow droughts’ followed by extreme heat are striking more of the planet

The mountains along Highway 88 are mostly bare of snow in Hope Valley, California, U.S. on April 7, 2022.

This year, peaks in California were almost devoid of snow in early April, when the snowpack is typically at its highest. Credit: George Rose/Getty

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Nature 607, 215 (2022)



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