Thursday, September 9, 2010

August 2010 Statewide Climate Rankings

Headlines:
August 2010: Nebraska was warmer than normal
95th coldest or 21st warmest on record with 116 years of data

U.S. August 2010: 7th warmest August on record.

Summary From NOAA/NCDC:
Temperature Highlights - August
Persistently strong high pressure continued to dominate the weather pattern in the U.S. during August 2010. This was the 7th warmest August on record with a temperature that was 2.2°F above the long-term average.
The majority of the U.S. had above average temperatures during August. Florida, Louisiana (tied) and Tennessee (tied) each had their second warmest August on record. Fourteen other states had an August temperature among their warmest ten percent. No state experienced an average temperature significantly below its long term average.
Regionally, the Southeast had its third warmest August on record, while it was the seventh warmest in the South and the eighth warmest in the East North Central. Of the nine climate regions in the contiguous U.S., only the West and Northwest observed near normal August temperatures.

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