Figure : fl-observed-number-of-extreme-precipitation-events

Observed Number of Extreme Precipitation Events

Figure 9.5

Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites - NC
Kenneth E. Kunkel

This figure appears in chapter 9 of the NOAA-led State Summaries 2017 report.

The observed number of extreme precipitation events (annual number of events with greater than 4 inches divided by the number of long-term stations) for 1950–2014, averaged over 5-year periods; these values are averages from 12 long-term reporting stations. The dark horizontal line represents the long-term average. Significant variability is observed over the recorded 5-year periods. A record number of such events occurred during the most recent 5-year period (2010–2014) with an average of about 0.8 events per station per year. Source: CICS-NC and NOAA NCEI.

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The time range for this figure is January 01, 1900 (00:00 AM) to December 31, 2014 (00:00 AM).

This figure was created on April 13, 2015.

The spatial range for this figure is 24.5210° to 31.0010° latitude, and -80.0307° to -87.6348° longitude.

Provenance
This figure was derived from dataset Global Historical Climatology Network - Daily using the activity fl_observed-noaa-ncdc-ghcn-daily-process

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