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

Observed Number of Extreme Precipitation Events

Figure 27.5

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

This figure appears in chapter 27 of the NOAA-led State Summaries 2017 report.

The observed number of extreme precipitation events (annual number of days with precipitation greater than 2 inches) for 1900–2014, averaged over 5-year periods; these values are averages from 60 long-term reporting stations. In the historical record, the largest number of heavy precipitation events occurred from 1900 to 1904, with an average of 1.5 events per year per station, followed by 2005–2009, with an average of 1.3 events annually. The dark horizontal line is the long-term average (1900–2014) of 0.9 days per year per station. 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 39.9999° to 43.0017° latitude, and -95.3082° to -104.0537° longitude.

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

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