Your city just got hotter. NOAA announced new climate normals Tuesday
May 4, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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The new climate normals released by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday reveal that weather across the US is warming.
New York City and Boston's average high temperature in the summer have slightly risen, and the short-term, 15-year average is even greater than the baseline, 30-year average.
Despite the rising temperatures in New York City, the average snowfall increased by nearly half a foot.
In Atlanta, the city averages 20 more 90+ degree highs in the summer, using the 15-year average compared to the new baseline average.
The temperature rose by more than 1 degree with the new average.
Salt Lake City's average temperature has also risen dramatically -- by 1 degree, and the 15-year average shows an even warmer average temperature to reflect more recent weather.
In a city like Los Angeles, the average high temperature has actually cooled while lows have slightly warmed, decreasing the daily temperature variation.
In the winter, which is typically the wet time of the year for Southern California, the city actually had a slight increase in precipitation from 1991 to 2020 compared to 1981 to 2010, but the short-term average is more than 2 inches less than the new average.