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Weather Report – May 2, 2016

Weather Report – May 2, 2016

Weekly Weather Report for West Pasco’s

Urban Agriculture Community

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Weekly Weather Report

May 2, 2016

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WEATHER

Early Summer?

90s arrive early in the week

Rain possible on Wednesday and cooler at end of week

69 degrees at 5:00 AM,  May 1, 2016

Historic Norm (for 5/2) 85 HIGH, 66 LOW Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/

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

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 (4/22 – 4/28):  Last week was warmer than normal, with daily highs once again higher than historic norms everyday except one. Highest high was 87 (three degrees above normal), Lowest high was 81 (one degree  below normal).  

This Week (4/29 – 5/6):  Temperatures will be well above normal early in the week, with 90s expected Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.   Rain looks likely on Wednesday, as a weak front arrives.  Cooler temperatures are forecast for the rest 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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