SEARCH BLOG: CLIMATE
Yesterday, I provided an update of U.S. Extreme Temperature records. Included were timelines showing the annual summaries of total monthly statewide minimum and maximum records.
For those not wishing to download the Excel database, here are some additional graphics that take the annual summaries to the monthly level. Click on the images to enlarge... you may have to also increase the image size in your browser [Ctrl +].
High temperature records [unchanged from those shown last week]:
Graph display [This is called a radar graph of the data above... basically a very long line chart that wraps around itself and is good for easy visually comparing a lot of categories (states). You can also spot variability as demonstrated by the states from 3 o'clock to 6 o'clock with similar maximum high records but dissimilar minimum high records. Look at the one state with little monthly variability... you should be able to spot it immediately... and guess which one without reading the headings. It's probably a nice place to live.]
Low temperature records:
If you find what you believe to be an error in the records, please let me know. Otherwise, this is simply nice-to-know information. The real key is the frequency of these extreme records along the timeline... as shown yesterday... to see if there is a change indicating more extremes one way or the other.