Posted by NBC12 Meteorologist Jim Duncan
Andrew Freiden’s last post discusses the definition of a “heat wave”, and the recent string of 100-degree days certainly qualifies. In the midst of this headline-making heat wave over the East, it’s interesting to note that the spring up until now has been unusually cool. Check out this press release from NOAA, http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2008/20080606_ncdcspring.html.
Here’s the headline paragraph from the release,
“The March-May spring season was the 36th coolest on record for the contiguous United States, according to an analysis by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. Separately, last month ended as the 34th coolest May for the contiguous United States, based on records dating back to 1895.”