Figure : tn-observed-number-of-extremely-hot-days

Observed Number of Extremely Hot Days

Figure 42.2

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

This figure appears in chapter 42 of the NOAA-led State Summaries 2017 report.

The observed number of extremely hot days (annual number of days with maximum temperature above 100°F) for 1950–2014, averaged over 5-year periods; these values are averages from 19 long-term reporting stations. The number of extremely hot days has not changed much over the last 60 years, until the most recent decade, which saw a slight increase. Record high numbers occurred during the droughts of the 1930s and early 1950s. The dark horizontal line is the long-term average (1900–2014) of 2.3 days 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 34.9832° to 36.6783° latitude, and -81.6469° to -90.3105° longitude.

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