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NOAA release 2013 report on weather and climate

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The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the preliminary 2013 weather and climate wrap-up this week.  

Because there is a mountain of data to sift through, NOAA says the "ranks, anomalies, and percent areas may change as more complete data are received and processed."

However, major changes in the findings are not expected.

In the state by state breakdown, the western continental U.S. was generally warm and dry, while the eastern U.S. was cool and wet.  

California had the driest year on record, while Michigan and North Dakota racked up their wettest years.  

The numbers as a whole show a warm and wet year for the entire continental U.S. (CONUS). 

For CONUS, 2013 was the 37th warmest in the 119 year record and the 21st wettest year.  

Below is an image highlighting some of the major weather events. 


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