Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Year 2011 Statewide Precipitation Rankings




Year 2011 Statewide Precipitation Rankings:
It was a year of huge contrasts in precipitation anomalies. With 117 years of data, Texas had it's driest year on record and 7 states had their wettest year on record (IN, KY, OH, PA, NJ, NY, CT). It was a year of extremes in both temperature and precipitation.

Ironically, The U.S. as a whole had an average precipitation ranking near the median of the historical distribution.

However, 2011 won't be remembered for having a U.S. average precipitation that was near normal, it will be remembered instead for the huge contrasts between the Southwestern U.S. and the Northeastern U.S.

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