Does NOAA "adjust" Historical Climate Data?

These are the headlines today and the topic has blown up on the blogosphere lately, basically accusing NOAA of "cooking" the historical climate data. There is a simple explanation for what happened. More...

El Niño... or El No-Show?

Chances continue to lessen for the development of El Niño in late summer or fall. Back in mid-March through June, sea surface temperatures along the equator in the Pacific Ocean warmed significantly in response to a strong downwelling Kelvin wave. The eastern and central equatorial Pacific warmed to the point where the Niño 3.4 index reached the 0.5 C threshold for El Niño conditions in May and June. More...

Humidity in Florida

As the State Climate office for Florida, we often get questions about living with high humidity. Many people suffer from respiratory illness or other health problems that are affected by humidity and they are trying to find a suitable climate to move to. More...

FL Climate Center makes statement on the IPCC report

State Climatologist David Zierden discusses the new United Nations sponsored Intergovernment Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and what it means for Florida. More...

Florida Drought Monitor

The U.S. Drought Monitor offers weekly maps showing conditions at national, regional, and state levels. The data cutoff for Drought Monitor maps is Tuesday at 7 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The maps, which are based on analysis of the data, are released each Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

Climate of Florida

This report, prepared by FSU professor emeritus Dr. Mort Winsberg, contains descriptions of some of the principal climatic features and a number of climatological summaries for stations in various geographic regions of the State.

Events

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03
Southern Region Extension Climate Academy
Wed, 09/03/2014
- Fri, 09/05/2014
Athens, GA, United States

NOV
02
Daylight Saving Time ends
Sun, 11/02/2014
- Sun, 11/02/2014

NOV
19
SECC Fall Review
Wed, 11/19/2014
- Fri, 11/21/2014
Auburn, AL, USA

FL Climate Summary

During August, average temperatures and rainfall totals varied across Florida. ENSO-neutral conditions are continuing in the equatorial Pacific. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center predicts above normal temperatures and normal precipitation for the state through November.

 

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