NOAA “state of the climate” report: Contiguous US average temperature plummeted 2.9F in 2013

Watts Up With That?

Hmmm, “the pause” seems to be stronger in the USA. Compare these two years.

NCDC 2012 Overview:

In 2012, the contiguous United States (CONUS) average annual temperature of 55.3°F

NCDC 2013 Overview:

In 2013, the contiguous United States (CONUS) average temperature of 52.4°F

Looks like California is in the minority, mostly due to the extended La Niña pattern:

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Of course they are still on about severe weather, no room for “normal” in this scary looking graphic, apparently:

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One thought on “NOAA “state of the climate” report: Contiguous US average temperature plummeted 2.9F in 2013

  1. Professor Xavier Lambsbottle January 17, 2014 / 8:56 am

    This has been a very cold winter in California, the Citrus has been hammered, freezing every night for longer than I can remember. This winter sucks, worst drought in memory.

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