12 July 2010

How hot was it?

NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) provides the above map, showing how the month of June ranked among all Junes for the past 116 years.  Nationwide, it was the 8th-warmest June on record.
NOAA’s State of the Climate report shows the June 2010 average temperature for the contiguous United States was 71.4 degrees F, which is 2.2 degrees F above the long-term average (1901-2000). The average precipitation for June was 3.33 inches, 0.44 inch above the long-term average.
The month was also wetter than average:
Where we live it was wet and warm, so our gardens have grown better than any we've had in the past ten years; it's mid-July and we haven't had to sprinkle the lawn yet.

Posted just as a curiosity; let's avoid rehashing all the climate change arguments in the Comments...

Via Paul Douglas' weather blog.


  1. Just as a curiosity, the ten hottest years in the 120-year records have been 1998 and the last 9 years. 2010 is on track to be hotter.


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