January 2008: Cool and Wet West Contrasts a Warm Northeast

February 14, 2008

The average temperature across the contiguous U.S. during January 2008 was near average (ranking the 49th coolest) and the 31st warmest on record globally, according to an analysis by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. Temperatures throughout most of the western U.S. were cooler than average and warmer than normal in the Northeast.

Complete analysis is available online.

U.S. Temperature Highlights


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U.S. Precipitation Highlights


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Global Highlights

temperature anomalies.

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