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State of The Climate - September 2012

And the trend continues...

 

September continues the above normal temperature trends as the 16th consecutive month with above-average temperatures for the Lower 48.

Here are a few highlights:

  • The warm and dry conditions across the Northwest were associated with another month of above-average wildfire activity. Nationally, nearly 1.1 million acres burned during September, the 3rd most on record for the month.
  • According to the October 2, 2012 U.S. Drought Monitor, 64.6 percent of the contiguous U.S. was experiencing moderate-to-exceptional drought, slightly larger than the extent of drought at the end of August.
  • The January-September period was the warmest first nine months of any year on record for the contiguous United States. The national temperature of 59.8°F was 3.8°F above the 20th century average, and 1.2°F above the previous record warm January-September of 2006. During the nine-month period, 46 states had temperatures among their ten warmest, with 25 states being record warm. Only Washington had statewide temperatures near average for the period.
  • For the second straight month, mean temperatures were near normal across much of the Southeast region.

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North Georgia Weather October 15, 2012 at 10:25 AM
And on a side note since she did form in September... BYE BYE NADINE. AFTER TRAVELING FOR OVER THREE WEEKS ACROSS THE EASTERN ATLANTIC...AFFECTING THE AZORES TWICE...AND AFTER 88 NHC ADVISORIES...NADINE HAS FINALLY DISSIPATED. SATELLITE IMAGES AND ASCAT DATA INDICATE THAT BY 1200 UTC THIS MORNING...NADINE NO LONGER HAD A CLOSED CIRCULATION AND HAD BECOME ASSOCIATED WITH A COLD FRONT. PENDING A POST-STORM ANALYSIS...NADINE WILL TIE GINGER OF 1971 AS THE SECOND-LONGEST-LASTING ATLANTIC TROPICAL STORM ON RECORD AT 21.25 DAYS. AS A TROPICAL CYCLONE...WHICH INCLUDES THE TROPICAL DEPRESSION STAGE...IT IS THE FIFTH-LONGEST-LASTING TROPICAL CYCLONE ON RECORD IN THE BASIN...AT 21.75 DAYS.

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