National Climate Report - May 2014
Year-to-Date Record Setters
The stations shown on the map below are having one of their three warmest, coolest, wettest or driest years on record, through the month of May. Stations with a bold white circle have seen year-to-date values that exceed any previous Jan-May value at the station's current location. The smaller circles indicate 2014 year-to-date outcomes that are 2nd or 3rd place among a station's history.
Please note: in order to avoid many overlapping or crowded dots in a region, a subset of only about 200 stations across the United States were considered. There are surely many stations having "top three" or "bottom three" years that are not depicted here. The stations under consideration are listed in other supplemental pages (temperature, precipitation).
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