Spring 2000 – Hottest On Record in U. S.

Yellow to orange colors of warm temperatures over two-thirds the United States in May 2000. Data from the June 16, 2000 National Climatic Data Center report, a division in the U. S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Temperature graphic courtesy NOAA.
Yellow to orange colors of warm temperatures over two-thirds the United States in May 2000. Data from the June 16, 2000 National Climatic Data Center report, a division in the U. S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Temperature graphic courtesy NOAA.

June 18, 2000  Asheville, North Carolina - This weekend, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center announced that this spring of 2000 has been the warmest on record for the United States. NOAA reports that during this spring season, "every state in the continental U. S. was warmer than its long-term average. ... The extremely warm temperatures contributed to worsening drought conditions in many areas of the country. Parts of the Southeast, Midwest and

 

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