National Climate Report - December 2013
The attached graphic shows stations that had the wettest, driest, warmest or coolest year of their record. As with any presentation of records, a few clarifications and caveats are in order:
- To be eligible for display, a station must have at least 50 valid years on record
- The period of record refers to a station's history at its current location (or, more technically, its current GHCN-Daily identifier). For stations which moved (or, more technically, took on a new GHCN-Daily identifier due to a move), only the stint at the current location is considered.