US is becoming warmer with each decade, new numbers reveal

The Extinction Chronicles

ByLauren Fox,AccuWeather staff writer

Published May. 4, 2021 9:20 AM PDT|Updated May. 4, 2021 11:43 AM PDTCopied 0%New climate data resets average daily temperatures

A new report from NOAA updates what’s considered the daily “average” or normal temperatures.

New data on the “normal” temperature and climate variables in the United States has revealed that much of the country is getting warmer and wetter each decade — and some experts say the warming trends are on par with what would be expected from greenhouse gas-induced climate change.

“Normals,” as they referred to by meteorologists, are determined based on weather factors such as temperature and precipitation that have been tabulated by researchers over the past 30 years. Those numbers are then calculated into averages for the 30-year period.

Every 10 years, the U.S. normals are reviewed and updated by scientists from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National…

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