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June 8th, 2011
08:15 AM ET

Wild weather: What's behind the recent tornadoes, floods, record heat

When it comes to the weather this year, the U.S. can't seem to catch a break.

With historic flooding, a record number of tornadoes, raging wildfires in Arizona and record heat across the country, could all these weather elements be related?

Jack Hayes, the director of the NOAA National Weather Service, talks with American Morning's Kiran Chetry to explain why the U.S. is experiencing intense weather and whether it's part of a bigger trend.

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