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More About that Unusually Cold Spring

Posted on: 10:04 am, June 21, 2013, by

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Alabama’s State Climatologist John Christy, Ph.D. sent us this information this morning. It appears that the unusually cold spring in Alabama was the sixth coolest on record! See Dr. Christy’s info below:

We mentioned in the May/June 2013 Alabama Climate Report that it seemed that
May was cool, as it had been all spring.

We were right.

May 2013 was the 15th coolest May in the statewide record that goes back to
1895. The statewide average temperature in May was only 68.3 degrees
Fahrenheit, a full 2.5 degrees cooler than the 119-year May average of 70.8.

Combine that with cooler than normal March and April, and we get a spring
2013 that was the sixth coolest Alabama spring on record. It probably felt
even cooler because it came on the heels on 2012, which had the warmest
spring on record!

Think about it this way: On average, every day in spring 2013 was more than
7 degrees cooler than the same date in 2012.

Here are Alabama’s spring warmest and coolest records, from data provided by
the Southeastern Regional Climate Center:

Coolest Springs
(M-A-M average)

1. 1960 59.07
2. 1983 59.23
3. 1971 59.37
1993 59.37
5. 1931 59.83
*6. 2013 60.10
7. 1926 60.13
1901 60.13
9. 1924 60.47
10. 1969 60.67

Warmest Springs
(M-A-M average)

1. 2012 67.43
2. 1908 66.83
3. 1955 66.33
4. 1945 66.30
5. 1938 66.27
6. 1935 66.23
7. 1948 66.10
8. 1946 65.80
1905 65.80
10. 1927 65.67

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