View Full Version : 2007 Starts Warmer, Drier than Average for Much of U.S., Global Average Temperature Second Warmest on Record since January

NOAA Reporter
07-24-2007, 11:08 AM
Warmer- and drier-than-average conditions dominated much of the United States during the first half of 2007, according to scientists at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. The lack of precipitation led to widespread drought, which triggered an early start to the wildfire season, mounting crop losses and local drought emergencies. Heavy and persistent rains led to devastating flooding from Texas to Kansas in June. Meanwhile, the global average temperature was the second warmest on record for the January-June six-month period.

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