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Climate Extremes Rule!

Posted by feww on December 15, 2015

U.S. Climate Extremes, Significant Events November, Fall 2015

November, saw 4,502 record warm daily high (1,642) and low (2,860) temperature records, which is five times the 866 record cold daily high (494) and low (372) temperature records, NOAA reported.

U.S. Selected Significant Climate Anomalies and Events November and Autumn 2015 – NOAA


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Climate Highlights — (September–November)

  • The September-November contiguous U.S. average temperature was record warm at 56.8°F, 3.3°F above the 20th century average. This surpassed the previous record warm autumn of 1963 which had a temperature of 56.6°F.
  • Every state across the contiguous U.S. and Alaska had an above-average autumn temperature. Forty-one states across the Rockies, Great Plains, Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast were much warmer than average. Florida tied its warmest autumn on record with a statewide temperature of 75.5°F, 3.6°F above average.
  • Above-average November temperatures were widespread across the eastern half of the nation, where 32 states were much warmer than average. New Jersey had its warmest November on record with a statewide temperature of 49.7°F, 6.6°F above average.
  • Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island had a record warm autumn maximum temperature.
  • The autumn minimum (nighttime) temperature was 45.1°F, 3.7°F above average, the warmest on record. This bested the previous record set in 1998 by 0.3°F.
  • Minimum temperature in Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Minnesota was record warm.
  • South Carolina had its wettest autumn on record, partially driven by historic rainfall in early October. South Carolina’s autumn precipitation total was 23.62 (600mm) inches, 13.77 inches above average, and bested the previous record of 18.42 inches set in 1959.
  • Based on REDTI, the contiguous U.S. temperature-related energy demand during November was 68.0 percent below average and the fourth lowest in the 1895-2015 period of record.


To avoid many overlapping or crowded dots on the map, a subset of only about 200 stations across the United States were plotted. There are many stations having “top three” or “bottom three” years that are not shown here. The stations under consideration are listed in other supplemental pages (temperature, precipitation).

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Source: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: National Overview for November 2015, published online December 2015, retrieved on December 15, 2015 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/201511.

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Drought Disaster Declared for 22 Counties in 2 States

Posted by feww on April 18, 2013

Texas and Florida counties declared drought disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 22 counties in Texas and Florida as primary or contiguous disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the ongoing drought.

The designated drought disaster areas in Texas are

  • PDA: Calhoun and Jackson counties.
  • CDA: Aransas,Colorado, Lavaca, Matagorda, Refugio, Victoria and Wharton counties.

The designated drought disaster areas in Florida are

  • PDA: Alachua, Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties.
  • CDA: Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion, Union and Volusia counties.

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US Drought Map as of April 16, 2013, released by US Drought Monitor on April 18, 2013.

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Drought Disaster Declared for 202 Counties in 13 States

Posted by feww on April 11, 2013

USDA designates 202 counties in 13 states as agricultural disaster areas due to drought

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 202 additional counties in 13 states as primary and contiguous disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought.

Those states are California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

  • The worst hit state this week was Nebraska with 89 counties designated as primary disaster areas and 3 others as contiguous disaster areas.
  • Texas was second with 25 counties, followed by Wyoming where 23 counties were designated as drought disaster areas.

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US Drought Map as of April 9, 2013, released by US Drought Monitor on April 11, 2013.

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Drought Disaster Declared in 32 Additional Texas Counties

Posted by feww on April 4, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 32 counties in Texas as drought disaster areas, due to damages and losses caused by the ongoing drought.

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U.S. Drought Disaster Map. This USDA/FSA map shows 1,044 counties designated as drought disaster areas across 25 states, as of April 3, 2013.

The designation include both primary and contiguous disaster areas. The counties are:

  • (PDA) Brazos, Frio, Harris, Wharton, Colorado, Grimes and Montgomery.
  • (CDA) Atascosa, Dimmit, La Salle, Madison, Uvalde, Austin, Fayette, Lavaca, Matagorda, Walker, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Leon, Medina, Waller, Burleson, Galveston, Liberty, Robertson, Washington, Chambers, Jackson, McMullen, San Jacinto and Zavala.

As of April 2, 2013, more than 2/3 of Contiguous U.S. remained abnormally dry or worse.

us drought map - 2apr2013

  • About 52 percent of the contiguous U.S. was in moderate drought or worse, as of April 2, 2013.
  • The map shows 35.30 percent in severe drought or worse; 17.13 percent in extreme drought or worse; and 5.20 percent in exceptional drought, compared with 5.10 percent the preceding week.

Other Disaster Declarations

Florida. USDA has also designated 19 counties in Florida as agricultural disaster areas in three separate designations due to various disasters.

  • Designation #1 is for (PDA) Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties, and (CDA), Alachua, Clay, Duval, Marion and Volusia counties  due to freezes and frosts that occurred Feb. 17 – March 4, 2013.
  • Designation #2 is for (PDA) Holmes and Washington counties, and (CDA), Bay, Jackson and Walton counties due to frosts, excessive rain, flooding, flash flooding and high winds that occurred Feb. 4 – March 4, 2013.
  • Designation #3 is for (PDA) Palm Beach County, and (CDA), Broward, Glades, Hendry, Martin and Okeechobee counties due to freezes, frosts and high winds that occurred March 3-4, 2013.

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Drought Map for Contiguous U.S.

Posted by feww on March 29, 2013

About 2/3 of Contiguous U.S. remains abnormally dry or worse

us drought map - 26mar13

About 51.64 percent of the contiguous U.S. was in moderate drought or worse, as of March 26, 2013. The map showed 35.19 percent in severe drought or worse; 16.85 percent in extreme drought or worse; and 5.10 percent in exceptional drought, compared with 5.40 percent the preceding week.

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US Drought 2013: March 12 Drought Map

Posted by feww on March 16, 2013

About two-thirds of Contiguous United States remains ‘abnormally dry’ or  worse

As of March 12, 2013, about 63.67 percent of  Contiguous U.S. was ‘abnormally dry’ or  worse (D0 – D4 drought conditions on the U.S. Drought Monitor scale).

  • More than 95 percent of High Plains was ‘abnormally dry’ or  worse last week .
  • About 76 percent of the West, 64 percent of South, 51 percent of Midwest, and 45 percent of Southeast were also in D0 – D4 drought conditions last week.

us drought map - 12mar13
U.S. Drought Map for March 12, 2013; released by the U.S. Drought Monitor on March 14, 2013.

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US Drought Conditions

Posted by feww on March 8, 2013

US Drought 2013: No major change reported this week

As of March 5, 2013, about 65.67 percent of  Contiguous U.S. was “abnormally dry” or  worse, D0 – D4 drought conditions on the U.S. Drought Monitor scale.

US Drought Map 05Mar13
U.S. Drought Map for March 5, 2013; released by the U.S. Drought Monitor on March 7, 2013.

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US Drought Map – February 26, 2013

Posted by feww on March 1, 2013

Two-thirds of the U.S. remains abnormally dry or in drought condition

As of February 26, 2013, about 66.38 percent of  Contiguous U.S. was abnormally dry or experiencing drought conditions, U.S. Drought Monitor reported.

us drought map 26feb2013
U.S. Drought Map for February 26, 2013; released by the U.S. Drought Monitor on February 28, 2013.

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Drought Map for the U.S. High Plains.

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