GLRPPR Sector Resource: Climate of 2007 - in Historical Perspective Preliminary Annual Report
Climate of 2007 - in Historical Perspective Preliminary Annual Report
The year 2007 is on pace to become one of the 10 warmest years for the contiguous U.S., since national records began in 1895, according to preliminary data from NOAAs National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. The year was marked by exceptional drought in the U.S. Southeast and the West, which helped fuel another extremely active wildfire season. The year also brought outbreaks of cold air, and killer heat waves and floods. Meanwhile, the global surface temperature for 2007 is expected to be fifth warmest since records began in 1880. Preliminary data will be updated in early January to reflect the final three weeks of December and is not considered final until a full analysis is complete next spring.
National Climate Data Center
Date of Publication:
December 13, 2007
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