WABASH VALLEY (WTHI) – Climate and weather experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration just released the new 30-year climate standard.
With nearly 15,000 weather stations reporting precipitation and more than 7,300 temperature stations in the United States, NOAA has released new climate normals for the United States.
The last 30-year study looked at temperature and precipitation values between the years 1981 to 2010. The most recent study, the one this article explains, shows temperature and precipitation normals from 1991 to 2020.
NOAA is doing this just to see how our climate is changing.
The map below shows the evolution of precipitation.
You can see even here in the Wabash Valley that we have received at least half an inch of more rain from the last 30 year period to this 30 year period.
The map below shows the change in temperature.
Across the United States, the temperature has risen.
NOAA has several slides explaining a more in-depth analysis of the study.
You can go to NOAA.gov or click here for details.