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Total Hurricane Events in Alabama

Figure 1.2d

North Carolina State University
Kenneth E. Kunkel

This figure appears in chapter 1 of the NOAA-led State Summaries 2019 report.

The observed (a) number of very hot days (annual number of days with maximum temperature at or above 95°F), (b) number of very warm nights (annual number of days with minimum temperature at or above 75°F), (c) annual precipitation, and (d) total number of hurricanes affecting Alabama, averaged over 5-year periods (bars; last bar represents 4-year average). Filled circles connected by black line segments show annual values. The horizontal black line shows the long-term average. The values in Figures 4a and 4b are averages from long-term reporting stations, nine for temperature and eleven for precipitation. The values in Figure 4c are from NCEI’s version 2 climate division dataset. Very hot days and very warm nights have generally been below average in recent decades. Since the 2000s, annual average precipitation has been close to the long-term average; however there has been high year-to-year variability and this period includes the 2nd driest year on record (2007) and the 3rd wettest (2009). There is no overall long-term trend in the number of hurricane events; since 2000 the state has been impacted by four storms. Source: CICS-NC and NOAA NCEI.

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This figure was created on February 19, 2019.

This figure was submitted on March 22, 2019.

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This figure replaces figure 1.2d: Total Hurricane Events in Alabama, 1900-2013


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