The New Extreme

NOAA counts the mild US weather in March and August as “extreme weather” because it doesn’t suck like the weather normally does during those months.

A mild day in winter is extreme, as is a cool day in summer.

Definition

The U.S. CEI is the arithmetic average of the following five or six# indicators of the percentage of the conterminous U.S. area:

  1. The sum of (a) percentage of the United States with maximum temperatures much below normal and (b) percentage of the United States with maximum temperatures much above normal.
  2. The sum of (a) percentage of the United States with minimum temperatures much below normal and (b) percentage of the United States with minimum temperatures much above normal.

U.S. Climate Extremes Index

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3 Responses to The New Extreme

  1. Andy DC says:

    Wearing shorts and playing golf during March in Michigan really sucks. It is so much better with blizzards and sub-zero temperatures.

  2. rocknblues81 says:

    It seems like it has been below average for GA in August.

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