A look back at the extreme weather of 2021 • Earth.com

A look back at the extreme weather of 2021

01-01-2022

A look back at the extreme weather of 2021 Today’s Video of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory gives us a look back at some of the extreme weather that struck in 2021.

On February 10, a cold front moved into Southeast Texas that brought freezing rain, sleet, and snow. The record cold temperatures lasted for days, causing widespread power outages and pipelines to break. Millions of people were affected, and many lost their lives. 

In June of 2021, the Pacific Northwest was hit with a historic and dangerous heatwave that lasted for ten days. At least 100 people were killed, along with more than a billion marine animals. 

On the Spanish island of La Palma, the Cumbre Vieja eruption began on September 19 and lasted for 85 days. The eruption produced a slow-moving wall that completely transformed the landscape.   Extreme Weather Events of 2021. Extreme weather is wreaking havoc across the world. On Earth Day, we take a look back at some of the most intense weather events of the year.

Video Credit: NASA/Kathryn Hansen

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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