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Local is Everything—A Video

May 15, 2013, released a new video starring Deke Arndt, Chief of the Climate Monitoring Branch at NCDC. The video, entitled “Local is Everything: Climate Divisions Reveal Your Story” discusses how spring temperatures in three U.S. climate divisions compare to the local long-term trend. Spring 2013 has brought something fairly unusual in recent years—colder-than-average temperatures for the Nation as a whole. And because climate varies from place to place, scientists who monitor the climate system track data in regions called climate divisions in order to understand climate variability at a regional level.

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