Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Despite Cooling Midwest, U.S. Has 36th Consecutive Warm Week

The preliminary National Climatic Data Center analysis shows that the U.S. national average temperature was 1.2° above normal in the week ending August 18, with the month-to-date average 1.5° above. As was the case in the previous week, the East North-Central region was below average, and the cooler temperatures spread into the Central and West North-Central regions. However, the other 6 regions remained warmer than average.

Images (click to enlarge):
- Weekly average U.S. temperature departures from normal, weeks ending June 4, 2011 (20110604) through August 18, 2012 (20120818); CapitalClimate chart from NOAA/NCDC data
- Average U.S. temperature departure from normal for August 12-18, 2012 from High Plains Regional Climate Center

Seasonal Outlook

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Latest 3-month temperature outlook from Climate Prediction Center/NWS/NOAA.