SEE: Our 2020 U.S. Significant Climate Events Map from NOAANCEIclimate StateOfClimate
Nation saw its 5th-warmest year on record
. Across the U.S., wildfires burned nearly 10.3 million acres during 2020, exceeding the 2000-2010 average by 51%. This was the largest acreage consumed in the U.S. since at least 2000.Since 1980, the U.S. has sustained 285 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters that have exceeded $1.875 trillion in total damages to date.
A map of the United States plotted with significant climate events that occurred in 2020. Please see article text below as well as the full climate report highlights at http://bit.ly/USClimate202012.Download ImageFull-year 2020 The average temperature across the contiguous U.S. in 2020 was 54.4 degrees F (2.4 degrees above the 20th century average), making 2020 the fifth warmest year on record. All five-warmest years in the U.S. have occurred since 2012, according to NOAA scientists from
NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.Ten states across the Southwest, Southeast and East Coast had their second-warmest year on record. There were no areas of below-average annual temperatures observed across the Lower 48 states during 2020. In Alaska, despite temperatures running 1.5 degrees F above the long-term average, the state saw its coldest year since 2012. headtopics.com
Precipitation across the contiguous U.S. totaled 30.28 inches (0.34 of an inch above average), which placed 2020 in the middle third of the 126-year climate record. Nevada and Utah ranked driest on record, with Arizona and Colorado rankingsecond driest
. On the flip side, North Carolina recorded its second-wettest year, with Virginia seeing its third wettest.According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 2020 ended with extreme and exceptional drought conditions enveloping about 22% of the contiguous U.S. — the largest expanse since August 2012.Read more: »
Trump should resign or be removed by 25th Amendment: Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., appeared on ABC's 'This Week.'
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