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Get Used to Extreme Heat Anomalies

Get Used to Extreme Heat Anomalies

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Thursday, July 14, 2016/Categories: natural history, space science, sustainability, environment, climate change

                                Severe Temperature Anomaly, July 2015 (credit: NOAA)

Beginning on the week beginning on July 18th, extreme heat anomalies will affect much of the central US, into Canada, and beyond.

According to the NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, the extreme heat will extend from the upper-midwest into the South. The forecast indicates the northern plains will experience 7-15F degrees above normal while much of the remaining US will be 3-11F above normal averages for mid-July. The heat anomaly was predicted by averaging and comparing multiple, big-data sets to produce a long-range forecast. There is good agreement between the models that well above normal temperatures (an anomaly) are coming. Even Alaska's Aleutian Island's archipelago is not immune.

NOAA's extreme temperature prediction follows the recent release of data by NASA that graphed historical hottest averages based on year's records extending back into the 1880's.

   

                         Temperature Means Jan-May, 1880-1899 + 2015 and 2016 estimate (credit: NASA)

Perhaps the local weather reporters should pay more attention to climate change models and real data than TV entertainment ratings.

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