Wednesday Top of the Scroll: ‘New normal’ for U.S. climate is officially hotter – and experts see trouble for California
The official “new normal” for the U.S. climate is warmer than ever before — and the changes are ominous for California, experts say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday released its new climate averages, based on the 30-year period from 1991 to 2020. The averages, known as “climate normals,” are updated every 10 years, and they show most of the country, including California, heating up. “The influence of long-term global warming is obvious,” the NOAA said in announcing the updates to its averages.
- Arizona Central: New normals: The Southwest has grown hotter and drier over the past decade, data shows
- The Washington Post: NOAA releases new climate normals for the U.S.
- Lake County News: The new U.S. Climate Normals are here. What do they tell us about climate change?
- Tucson.com: America’s new normal: A degree hotter than two decades ago
- ABC10 San Diego: NOAA adjusts new climate normals; San Diego trending warmer and drier
- Sky News: Climate change - Chilling signs as severe drought sees California reservoirs drop to alarming levels
- CNN: Your city just got hotter. NOAA announced new climate normals Tuesday