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Weather Report – March 7, 2016

Weather Report – March 7, 2016

Weekly Weather Report for West Pasco’s

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Weekly Weather Report

March 7, 2016

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WEATHER

Here Comes the Heat

Upper 80s by midweek

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)

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

62 degrees at 1:30 AM, March 4, 2016

Historic Norm (for 3/5) 75 HIGH, 57 LOW Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/

See the complete weekly weather report later in the Farm Report.

We have passed the coldest period of the year, and average temperatures are now increasing.  Historically, the average high temperature is now 75 degrees, five degrees higher than our lowest average high of the year [70]), and fifteen degrees lower than our highest average [90]). Our average low is now 57 degrees, nineteen degrees lower than our highest average low of the year (76), and six 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 (2/26-3/3): After a cool start, temperatures were at or above normal through Thursday (3/3).

This Week (3/4-3/10): Here comes the heat.  Hopefully, this hot spell is not the end of winter and a harbinger of a hot spring (or no spring at all).  In any event, the Underground is forecasting above normal highs and lows every day next week (through Friday, 3/12).  It looks like we’ll be near record highs on Wednesday and Thursday – with the forecast highs tying the record (87 degrees).

We have passed coldest period of winter and the date for the last freeze.  There may yet be some cold days and nights, but the period of coldest weather has passed.  Expect more rain due to El Nino. We could use it.

Spring arrives on March 20.

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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