92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2012)

Sunday, 22 January 2012
Low Temperature Trend for Millersville, PA
Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Gregg William McCambley, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and J. M. Rafach

AMS Abstract By: Gregg McCambley and Jeff Rafach The point of this presentation was to find any trends in the low temperatures for Millersville, PA, since recording began in 1914. Once we found all the required data, a trend became quickly noticeable, as the overall average low temperature grew at a slope of .001 over the 97 year period. This was for all of the data available going back to 1914. We began to take it one step further and found what the change would be per month over the 97 year period and found the results were intriguing as each month not only increased at a much higher rate than the overall low-temperature profile, but 10 out of the 12 months highest monthly average occurred between 1998 and the present. These findings have lead to an interesting trend, a warming trend. This has been seen on a global scale, but with this research, we are seeing the same phenomenon on a local scale for the low temperatures in Millersville, PA.

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