Wednesday, July 27, 2016

For the first time, forecast predicts hotter-than-normal in every square inch of the USA

From:  USA Today

, USA TODAY  
7:50 a.m. EDT July 26, 2016

For the first time on record, every square inch of all 50 states is forecast to see above-average temperatures for the next three months, according to a forecast map from the federal government's Climate Prediction Center.

An entire forecast map awash in the red and orange colors of unusually warm temperatures for a 3-month period is unprecedented, according to Dan Collins, a meteorologist with the prediction center. Typically parts of the map register blue, depicting the likelihood of cooler-than-normal air, or white for equal chances of cool and warm.

The archives for the center's climate predictions go back to 1995, Collins said. MORE