|Titel:||NOAA, 05.01.2001: THE RECORD COLD OF 2000|
|Details1:||THE RECORD COLD OF 2000|
NOAA, 5 January 2001
RECORD COLD GRIPS MUCH OF THE NATION IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER:
TWO-MONTH PERIOD IS THE COLDEST ON RECORD IN THE UNITED STATES
January 5, 2001 - NOAA scientists announced today that the U.S. national temperature during the November through December two-month period was the coldest such period on record. The scientists worked with data from the worlds largest statistical weather database at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. (Click image for larger view.)
Following the second coldest November on record in the U.S., below normal temperatures continued to grip much of the nation in December. With an average temperature of 28.9 F, December 2000 was the seventh coldest December since national records began in 1895. Jay Lawrimore, chief of the Climate Monitoring Branch at the National Climatic Data Center, said, "Two months in a row of much below average temperatures resulted in the coldest November-December U.S. temperature on record, 33.8 F." This broke the old record of 34.2 F set in 1898. Near record cold temperatures for the same period occurred most recently in 1985 and 1983, when the nation's average temperature was 34.6 F and 34.8 F respectively, the 3rd and 5th coldest such two-month periods on record.....
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