Sunday, June 24, 2012

Weekly Weather Wee View: 28th Consecutive Warm Week

Preliminary data from 214 National Weather Service stations indicate that the 48-state contiguous U.S. average temperature was above normal for the 28th consecutive week in the 7 days ending yesterday (June 23). Once again, the Pacific Northwest and Southeast were relatively cool, but the heat intensified in a broad range from the Southwest through the middle of the country to the Mid Atlantic and Northeast.

The weekly unadjusted average was 3.2°F above the 1981-2010 climatology, up from 1.8°F the previous week. This brings the June average to date to slightly under 2°F warmer than normal.

The warmest locations were Colorado Springs, Colorado (CO-COS) and Chicago, Illinois (IL-ORD) at +11°F and the coolest was Key West, Florida (FL-EYW) at -5°F. Only 16% of locations were cooler than average.

Images (click to enlarge):
- Weekly average U.S. temperature departures from normal, weeks ending June 4, 2011 (20110604) through June 23, 2012 (20120623); CapitalClimate chart from NOAA/NCDC data
- Weekly average NWS station temperature departures from normal, week ending June 23, 2012; stations listed alphabetically by state and 3-character station identifier; CapitalClimate chart from NWS data
- Weekly average U.S. temperature departures from normal for past 4 weeks and June to date; CapitalClimate chart from NWS data
- Average U.S. temperature and departure from normal for week ending June 23, 2012 from High Plains Regional Climate Center

1 comment:

David said...

This is not good.

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