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NOAA: U.S. Had 3rd Warmest and 2nd Wettest Year To Date

8 Nov 2017, 11:14 am

Some like it hot, right? Well, for United States its been toasty most of the year.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the United States recorded it 3rd warmest year to date.

NOAA reports that:

  • The average temperature for the contiguous United States was 57.5 degrees Fahrenheit, 2.5 degrees above average
  • Every state across the contiguous U.S. had an above average temperature for the 1st 10 months of the year
  • The average temperature in October for the United States was 55.7 degrees Fahrenheit, 1.6 degrees above average
The Mean Temperatures Percentiles across the United States shows that most of the country has experience above normal temperatures this year.

Outside of a big push of cold across the United States this week, the warmth doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. The latest NOAA Climate Predictions Center’s forecast calls for the likelihood of above normal temperatures for most of the country through the next 3 months.

Climate Prediction Center Temperature Outlook for the next 3 months for the United States. Temperatures are likely to be above normal for the majority of the United States.

For precipitation, the U.S. had its second wettest year to date, with 28.93 inches of precipitation, 3.57 inches above average. Over the next three months, precipitation has a likelihood of being above normal for the northern Rockies, and below normal for the south and southeastern regions of the United States. There are equal chances for above or below normal precipitation across western coastal states, the Midwest and Northeast.

Climate Prediction Center Precipitation Outlook for the next 3 months for the United States. The precipitation likelihood varies over the next 3 months across the United States.

For WeatherNation, I am Meteorologist Marcus Walter.



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