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NOAA: US was near normal in temperature and precipitation in April 2020

The monthly climate statistics for the US for April 2020 was released today. You can read the complete summary at https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-202004. The temperature and precipitation were both just below the 20th century average. For the Southeast, both temperature and precipitation were above average. However, for the US for the year…
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April 2020 had variable weather across the region

What a strange April it has been! Even the weather was unsettled. Some areas, particularly in the northern part of the region, were cooler than normal, while other areas like South Florida baked in hot, dry conditions. Rainfall was quite variable, with some areas receiving much more than normal while…
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NWS YouTube briefing on severe weather

The National Weather Service’s weekly weather briefing is now available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P00I2vROYQA&feature=youtu.be. It shows a recap of last week’s severe weather and a first glance at this coming weekend’s severe weather potential, although it is too early to give many details. The most likely timing of any severe…
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April 2020 so far continues the weather pattern of the past few months

We are half-way through April 2020, so here is a quick look at our current climate conditions. The map of temperature departures shows a continuation of above normal temperatures for April so far, although the temperatures have been somewhat closer to normal than in previous months. This pattern looks likely…
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