Tuesday, July 18, 2017

U.S. saw 2nd warmest year to date on record and warmer-than-average June


July 7, 2017


June 2017

Last month, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 70.3 degrees F, 1.9 degrees above the 20th-century average. June 2017 tied as the 20th warmest June in the 123-year period of record, according to scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Much-above-average temperatures were observed across the Southwest, while parts of the Southeast, Lower Mississippi Valley and Ohio Valley were cooler than average.


The year-to-date (YTD, January through June 2017) average temperature was 50.9 degrees F, 3.4 degrees above the 20th-century average. This was the second warmest first-half of the year in the record, 1.2 degrees cooler than 2012. The YTD precipitation total for the Lower 48 states was 17.86 inches, 2.55 inches above average. This ranked as the sixth wettest YTD on record.


From January to June, the U.S. experienced nine billion-dollar weather and climate disasters, including two floods, a freeze, and six severe storms, collectively causing 57 fatalities. This number trails the record of 10 events set in both 2011 and 2016.


Find NOAA’s report and download images by visiting the NCEI website.

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