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    Top of page 2012 Extremes and Events


    Billion Dollar US Weather Disasters (includes many droughts)
    2012 Monthly Hazards/Events (various extremes for each month)
    State Climate Extremes
    Animated Maps of Drought Monitoring
    Drought Termination (precipitation required to end a drought)
    Global Surface Temperature Anomalies
    Daily U.S. Temperature Maps
    State of the Climate Monthly Reports
    Weekly U.S. Temperature and Precipitation
    Monthly U.S. Temperature and Precipitation
    Monthly and Seasonal U.S. Temperature and Precipitation
    Monthly and Seasonal Global Temperature and Precipitation

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    Top of page Other Extremes and Events


    2011 Monthly Hazards/Events (various extremes for each month)
    Spring 2011 U.S. Climate Extremes (Extremes for March-May 2011, compiled from preliminary statistics)
    Summer 2011 U.S. Drought
    2010 Monthly Hazards/Events (various extremes for each month)
    Summer 2010 U.S. Drought
    2009 Monthly Hazards/Events (various extremes for each month)
    Summer 2009 U.S. Drought
    2008 Monthly Hazards/Events (various extremes for each month)
    NOAA/USDA Report on April 2007 Freeze Event
    Summer 2008 U.S. Drought
    2007 Monthly Hazards/Events (various extremes for each month)
    Summer 2007 U.S. Drought
    2006 Monthly Hazards/Events (various extremes for each month)
    Summer 2006 U.S. Drought
    2005 Monthly Hazards/Events (various extremes for each month)
    Summer 2005 U.S. Drought
    2004 Monthly Hazards/Events (various extremes for each month)
    Summer 2004 U.S. Drought
    2003 Monthly Hazards/Events (various extremes for each month)
    Summer 2003 U.S. Drought
    2002 Monthly Climate Watch (various extremes for each month)
    Summer 2002 U.S. Drought
    2001 Climate Review
    2001 Monthly Climate Watch (various extremes for each month)
    2001 Summer Heat in the U.S.
    Summer 2001 U.S. Drought
    2000 Monthly Climate Watch (various extremes for each month)
    Summary of Major US Events for 2000 (PDF format)
    Summary of Major Global Events for 2000 (PDF format)
    Southeast Europe Heat Wave, July 2000
    Summer 2000 U.S. Drought

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    USA Today Archive of U.S. Daily National Temperature Extremes
    Summer 1999 Heat Wave/Drought
    Heat Wave--July 1999
    Cold in Alaska--February 1999
    Climatic Extremes of the Summer of 1998, Special Report (PDF File)
    Summer of 1993 (PDF File) (2nd Report)
    The Cold Wave of February 1899

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