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The average U.S. temperature in 2016 was 54.9 degrees F (2.9 degrees F above average), which ranked as the second warmest year in 122 years of record-keeping. This is the 20th consecutive year the annual average temperature exceeded the average. Every state in the contiguous U.S. and Alaska experienced above-average annual temperatures, according to scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.
Raytheonoffsite link, one of NOAA's first Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassadors, recently launched a safety applicationoffsite link designed to teach students and adults to prepare for, survive, and recover from weather and water emergencies. The training application consists of eight 10-minute long safety modules which focus on the highest priority actions to take before, during, and after extreme weather, flooding, and tsunamis.
During periods of greater Atlantic hurricane activity, a protective barrier of vertical wind shear and cooler ocean temperatures forms along the U.S. East Coast, weakening storms as they approach land, according to a new study by NCEI scientist, Jim Kossin. In his paper, “Hurricane Intensification along United States Coast Suppressed during Active Hurricane Periods (link is external),” published in Nature, Kossin identifies this “buffer zone” and describes its relationship with both active and inactive periods of Atlantic hurricane activity.