Sunday, June 10, 2012

Weekly Weather, Wee View: 26th Consecutive Week U.S. Temperature Warmer Than Average

After dipping to within 0.3° of average last week, preliminary National Weather Service (NWS) data indicate that the week of June 3-9 (ending yesterday) was the 26th consecutive week that U.S. temperatures have been warmer than average. The average temperature for 214 NWS stations was 0.9° above the 1981-2010 climatology. Temperatures were mostly below average on both coasts, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, but generally warm conditions from the Mississippi Valley westward through the Rockies were enough to bring up the average. The warmest individual location was Denver, Colorado (CO-DEN) at +12°, and the coolest was Pendleton, Oregon (OR-PDT) at -9°.

Images (click to enlarge):
- Weekly average U.S. temperature departures from normal, weeks ending June 4, 2011 (20110604) through June 9, 2012 (20120609); CapitalClimate chart from NOAA/NCDC data
- Weekly average NWS station temperature departures from normal, week ending June 9, 2012; stations listed alphabetically by state and 3-character station identifier; CapitalClimate chart from NWS data
- Average U.S. temperature and departure from normal for week ending June 9, 2012 from High Plains Regional Climate Center

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