Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) most
of the Climate Report,
released on September 8, claims that the summer of 2010 was the
summer on record for the United States.
NOAA has been conducting the State
of the Climate Report since
1895, taking factors into account such as storm patterns,
precipitation and temperature.
Results are compiled at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in
the lower 48 states, only seven had normal temperatures through the
months of June, July and August. 10 were classified as "above
normal," 29 were "much above normal," and two were
the summer of 2010, 10 states experienced their warmest summer ever.
These states were Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, North
Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Rhode Island.
The Southeast had their warmest
summer ever while the Northeast had their fourth warmest and
the Central states had their third warmest.
above normal warmth occurred mostly on the eastern side of the
country, setting temperature records in cities like Asheville, NC,
Tallahassee, FL, Wilmington, DE, Tenton, NJ, Philadelphia and New
trends were off as well. For the first five months of the year, the
Upper Midwest received no rainfall. When the summer months hit, heavy
rainfall swarmed the area. States like Minnesota, South Dakota,
Nebraska, Illinois, Iowa and Michigan had their wettest summer in the
top 10 this year, while Wisconsin experienced their wettest yet with
6.91 inches of rainfall above average. On the other hand, the
Mid-Atlantic and Southeast experienced below average levels of
precipitation due to a lack of tropical weather activity and a high
far as weather goes, Minnesota is set to break its record of 74
tornado's from 2001 while wildfires have settled down in the Western
states due to milder weather.
of the Climate Report for
August can be seen here.
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