State of the Climate Monthly Overview - National Overview

The State of the Climate is a collection of periodic summaries recapping climate-related occurrences on both a global and national scale. The State of the Climate Monthly Overview-National Overview summarizes observations of surface temperature and precipitation data for the United States by placing the data into historical perspective. The National Overview provides access to monthly, 3-month/seasonal, 6-month, 12-month and annual climate summaries by state, division and region. Topics include: Surface Temperature (rankings maps and time series), Precipitation (rankings maps and time series), Percent Area wet/dry cold/warm, and Primary Crop Region Maps with Season-to-Date Precipitation Time series. Additional information on current seasonal summaries for snow, fire, severe weather, and Atlantic and Pacific hurricanes, is also provided. The first annual report was presented in 1998, and monthly reports are available thereafter. Summary reports are often included with the final month of the period, for example, the spring report is issued along with May. "Year-to-date" reports are also often available for months that don't end a meteorological season.

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Last Updated November 5, 2018, 22:17
Created June 7, 2017, 23:08
access_constraints ["How to cite: A suggested citation is provided at the bottom of each online report. Users should modify according to their writing style.", "Please note that State of the Climate reports are based upon operational datasets. The official operational datasets chosen for the report can and do change over time. The nature of these changes can be evolutionary, such as addition of previously-missing data or changes due to quality-assurance algorithms. Changes may also be revolutionary, in that a new version of an operational dataset, or a different dataset altogether, are adopted for official use. In any of these cases, the values presented in the State of the Climate reports reflect those known at the time, using the official dataset at the time. Values are not updated or edited within past reports, unless otherwise noted, even if the underlying official dataset has since changed."]
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