NOAA’s State of the Climate report for October shows drought across 60.2% of the contiguous United States. Elsewhere, Pacific Ocean monitoring indicates that a weak El Nino system associated with wetter winters in Southern California and the Southwest has petered out into neutral conditions.
NOAA’s October State of the Climate update shows January through September 2012 the warmest first nine months of any year on record.
Summer 2012 significant temperature recordings and events from NOAA’s “State of the Climate” page
July 2012 was “3.3°F above the 20th century average, marking the hottest July and the hottest month on record for the nation,” reports the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Click here for the report or on the image to enlarge it.keep looking »