NOAA: Janaury-September 2013 Overview

NOAA: Janaury-September 2013 Overview

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24 October 2013
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The year-to-date contiguous U.S. temperature was 55.9°F, 0.8°F above the 20th century average and the 28th warmest January-September on record. Above-average temperatures for the nine-month period were observed across parts of the West, where California had its ninth warmest January-September on record. The Northeast was also warmer than average. Below-average temperatures were observed across much of the southeastern quadrant of the Lower 48.
The year-to-date contiguous U.S. precipitation total of 24.76 inches was 2.09 inches above average and the 11th wettest January-September on record for the nation. This also marked the wettest January-September since 1998.
Much of the contiguous U.S. had near or above-average precipitation during the first nine months of 2013. Nine states in the Southeast, Midwest, and Northern Plains had January-September precipitation totals that ranked among the 10 wettest on record. Michigan had its wettest January-September on record with 29.69 inches of precipitation, 5.68 inches above average. >> More

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