Thursday, December 9, 2010

January-November 2010 U.S. Temperature Anomalies

Despite recent cold and snowy weather this December in the Northeastern U.S., the temperatures for the year in that region of the U.S. are running at record and near record levels

The map to the left shows the temperature anomalies (rankings) for the lower 48 states for the time period January 1 through November 30, 2010.

•The Northeast climate region has experienced persistent warmth through the entire year, resulting in its warmest January-November period on record.
•Six states (New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Jersey) had their warmest year-to-date period on record.
•Based on monthly temperatures averaged from January-November, Florida is the only state in the contiguous United States to experience a temperature that ranked below-normal.

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