610 The U.S. and Global Climate Conditions for 2019

Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Hall B (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
Ahira Sanchez-Lugo, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI, Asheville, NC; and K. Gleason, R. R. Heim Jr., C. Fenimore, S. Applequist, and D. S. Arndt

Continual climate monitoring is vital to provide information about climate variability and trends for the globe as well as the nation. It also helps assess the incidence, impacts and behavior of extreme weather-scale and longer-scale events, such as tornadoes, tropical storms and droughts. For over 20 years, NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information has provided a summary of the national and global climate conditions every month, season and year. For this annual summary, an overview will be provided on the climate conditions observed during 2019 across the United States and around the globe. This presentation typically provides larger-scale context for more specific climate monitoring presentations that follow. Our primary focus is to provide a historical perspective for recent climate events.
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