NOAA: U.S. Cooler and Much Drier than Normal in January

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    NOAA: U.S. Cooler and Much Drier than Normal in January

    “Last month was the coolest January since 1994, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, N.C. Across the contiguous United States, the average January temperature was 30.0 F, which is 0.8 F below the 1901-2000 average. And despite several large winter storms across the country, last month was the ninth driest January on record, much drier than normal. Average precipitation across the contiguous United States was 1.48 inches, 0.74 inch below the 1901-2000 average.”

    NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration stories2011/ 20110208_janstats.html

    U.S. Climate at a Glance
    NCDC: * National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) * oa/ climate/ research/ cag3/ cag3.html
     
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    Don't tell Hansen!:eusa_shhh:
     
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    NOAA state of the climate report is out:

    January 2011 report
    State of the Climate | National Overview | January 2011

    Temperature Highlights:

    •Across the contiguous United States, the average January temperature was 30.0°F (-1.1°C) which is 0.8°F (0.4°C) below the 1901-2000 average.January 2011 was the coolest January since 1994 when the average temperature was 28.3°F (-2.1°C), breaking a long string of warm or near-normal Januaries.

    •Cooler-than-normal conditions dominated most areas east of the Rocky Mountains while the western coastal states of California, Oregon and Washington were above-normal in January.

    •The past three months (November-January) were especially cool in the Southeast climate region, which experienced its seventh coolest such period. Five states had top-ten-coolest such periods: Georgia (4th coolest), North Carolina (5th), South Carolina (6th), Florida (8th), and West Virginia (9th).

    •Looking at a rolling twelve-month period (February 2010-January 2011), average temperatures were record warm in Maine (3.5°F [1.9°C] above normal), New Hampshire (3.1°F [1.7°C] above normal) and Rhode Island (3.1°F [1.7°C] above normal-tied with 2002). Eight other states, in the Northeast and Great Lakes areas, averaged a temperature for the period among their ten warmest. The Northeast climate region experienced its fourth warmest such period.

    Temperature and Precipitation Time Series Graphs for different states/regions and time periods:
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    It's not me olfraud take your argument up with the USN.
     
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    I did and their plots show no such thing. How about going to the actual Navy site, instead of swallowing whatever some biased site says?
     
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