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Weather Report – May 23, 2016

Weather Report – May 23, 2016

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Weekly Weather Report for West Pasco’s

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Weekly Weather Report

May 23, 2016

WEATHER

Cooler Start to the Week

Heat Returns Later

71 degrees at 3:30 AM, May 21, 2016

Historic Norm (for 5/23) 89 HIGH, 71 LOW Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/

January, February, and March shatter heat records – all were the hottest on record.  Read more:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/17/weather/february-warmest-ever-month/index.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/04/15/scorching-march-temperatures-set-another-global-record-for-the-third-straight-month-this-year/

According to NASA and NOAA, 2015 was the hottest year in recorded history – replacing 2014 as the hottest year on record (since records have been kept, 1880). Read more:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/21/science/earth/2015-hottest-year-global-warming.html?_r=0

Average temperatures are increasing and will continue to until early June, when they reach 90, and stay there until early September.  Historically, the average high temperature is now 85 degrees, fifteen degrees higher than our lowest average high of the year [70]), and five degrees lower than our highest average [90]). Our average low is now 66 degrees, twelve degrees lower than our highest average low of the year (76), and fifteen degrees higher than our lowest average low [51].

Here is NOAA on the human causes of climate change and global warming.  http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/pd/climate/factsheets/howhuman.pdf

Last Week (5/14– 5/20):  Temperatures were at or above normal everyday last week.  Weather Underground did not record a high of 90 or higher, but we reached it twice on our thermometers here at the gardens.

This Week (5/21– 5/27):  Temperatures will a bit below normal at the start of the week as a cool front passes by early on the weekend.  This is very late in the season for a cool front, but most welcome – especially if it brings some rain.  Look for upper 80s to near 90 by the end of the week.

Here is NOAA on the human causes of climate change and global warming.  http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/pd/climate/factsheets/howhuman.pdf <http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/pd/climate/factsheets/howhuman.pdf>

Here is another good NOAA report http://insideclimatenews.org/news/04062015/global-warming-great-hiatus-gets-debunked-NOAA-study?gclid=COXNpriwpssCFdgNgQodq0wA3w

Here is a story on 2015 being the hottest year on record http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-noaa-analyses-reveal-record-shattering-global-warm-temperatures-in-2015

This is a good general source of science-backed information about climate change: http://climate.nasa.gov/

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