google_ad_width = 468; 5W Infographics for Reader's Digest,, We are no longer supporting IE (Internet Explorer), 6 types of clouds can help you predict the weather, penguin species that could disappear by the end of the century. Springtime flooding, as well as drought conditions, are on track to worsen this century. The years 2015, 2016, and 2017 were the 10th, 3rd, and 6th warmest years on record in the Magnolia State, with a record number of very warm nights happening in the period between 2010 to 2014. In the table below, 100 degree statistics for two cooperative stations around Albuquerque (Corrales and Foothills) are compared to those for the Albuquerque Sunport for the period 1992 - 2017. Like Maine, the Bay State has seen a 3°F rise in temperature since the last century, and like Maryland, it’s on track to get up to 4 inches of sea-level rise before this century is out. All NOAA. Hottest: 118°F, July 28, 1934, in Orofino, Coldest: -60°F, January 18, 1943, in Island Park. Hottest: 116°F, July 14, 1936, in Collegeville/St. Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah each had their warmest August on record. Hottest: (3- … That was also the year that the annual average temperature tied for first place with 1998. Hottest: (tie) 117°F, July 20, 1893, in Glendive and July 5, 1937, in Medicine Lake, Coldest: -70°F, January 20, 1954 in Rogers Pass. Coldest: (tie) -47°F February 3, 1996, in Elkader & January 12, 1912 in Washta. Yes, the state is wet. Warmer temps have meant lower amounts of snow is falling, and, no surprise, this means snow depth and cover are both decreasing. The Hawkeye State also saw its highest number of extreme precipitation events in the last ten years. As a result, the region is the only one that hasn’t experienced overall warming since 1900; the rest of us have experienced an average warming of 1.5°F. Says Easterling, “We’re forcing climate changes to happen much faster than has ever happened because of human contributions to greenhouse gasses.” Here are 25 little ways you can reduce your own carbon footprint. Could Dust Bowl-like climate conditions and the “feedback” changes in terms of how land surface interacts with the atmosphere, return to agriculture-heavy states like this one? As David Easterling, climate trend specialist with NOAA‘s National Centers for Environmental Information, puts it, “A record doesn’t mean that much unless you’re looking at how often records are being broken in an aggregate sense over a large region; that’s where it becomes important.” To have our cake—the fun stats—and eat it, too—the longer-term analysis of what’s going on in our rapidly climate-changing world—here we present the hottest and coldest days on record for each of the 50 states plus Puerto Rico, but also check in on the more relevant data that helps put into perspective what happened in the decade we just left behind, which was the hottest on record across the globe. An unseasonably early blizzard in 2013 brought as much as 55 inches of snow over three days in some locations, leading to the deaths of 45,000 head of livestock. Albuquerque is almost 2,000 miles northwest of Miami. to the upper 70s at high elevations. 11 myths you need to stop believing right now. NOAA Weather Radio Fear runs high that another massive, destructive storm will hit again—like Tropical Storm Karen, which hit in September 2019, increasing Puerto Rico’s damage burden. Like other southern states, it’s been largely exempt from significant temperature increases, but it’s on track for a significant reversal by the end of this century, which will lead to higher evaporation of surface water and worsening droughts. Projections of decreased snowpack and increased temperatures will have a severe impact on available drinking water in the state. But, do you know the records for where you live?