October In The Record Books


October 2007 is Ninth Warmest on record for the U.S. Across the globe the sixth warmest on record as La Niña Continues.

Temperatures in October were the ninth warmest on record for the U.S., and especially warm in the Northeast, where five states had their warmest October on record. According to the scientists at NOAAs National Climatic Date Center in Asheville, the January-October U.S. temperature was the ninth warmest since national records began! The global surface temperature was sixth warmest on record for October.

Precipitation was above average across the U.S., but not enough to quench the drought plaguing many parts of the country. At the end of October, 35 percent of the states remained in moderate-to-exceptional drought, and unusually dry conditions contributed to destructive wildfires in southern California.

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