|The global mean
temperature for June through August, 1999, was well above the
long-term average, based on preliminary data. In fact, for nearly
every month in the past 10 years, the global mean land temperature
has been above the long-term (1880-1998) mean. Even so, this
3-month global mean temperature was considerably cooler than the
record warmth experienced in June through August of 1998, largely
due to cooler sea surface temperatures this year. See the Global Analysis and Global Regional Analysis pages for more
details on the global climate.
|For the three-month
period June through August, 1999, the mean temperature for the
contiguous U.S. was well above the long-term average, based upon
preliminary data. The bars in this graph are departures from the
1895-1998 mean. The curved line is a nine-point binomial filter
which shows the decadal-scale variations.
|Based on preliminary
data, average total precipitation for the contiguous U.S. for the
period June through August 1999 was well below the long-term
average, falling below the long-term average for the first time in
8 years. The bars in this graph are departures from the 1895-1998
mean. The curved line is a nine-point binomial filter which shows
the decadal-scale variations. See the U.S. National Analysis and U.S. Regional / Statewide Analyses pages for
more details on the U.S. climate.
During the June-August 1999 period,
several areas of the world experienced extremes in climate. The
eastern and southeastern portion of the U.S. experienced drought
conditions with warm temperatures and the lack of rainfall in many
areas. A full report is available at the Drought in the U.S.
extended drought conditions caused problems across portions of
western Russia, the Middle East, eastern India, Uganda and Kenya.
Flooding has been a particular problem across portions of China and
eastern India, Bangladesh, northern Sudan, and parts of southeast
Citing This Report
NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: Global Analysis for Summer 1999, published online September 1999, retrieved on March 10, 2014 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/1999/16.