NOAA released their new 30-year climate normals for the United States this year. The past three decades (1991-2020) U.S. weather is analyzed and average values for temperature, rainfall and other conditions are shared for cities across the country.
Chief meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs and Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini sat down with Nate McGinnis from the National Weather Service in Wilmington to talk about what these numbers mean. The new “normals” are actually calculated in a unique way that has been agreed upon by the World Meteorological Organization. McGinnis shares some insight into these numbers locally but also how to view them as a whole to see what the climate is doing. Hopefully this episode can give you a better understanding of what meteorologists mean when they talk about a day being “cooler than normal.”
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