Our report examined intensity and duration of the heaviest runoff events for each state.
Globally, November was the hottest November on record.
With the current El Niño, there is some hope of such an extreme drought easing this winter.
Parts of the West need more than 20 inches of rain to erase the drought.
According to a NOAA release, 2015 had the hottest September on record.
Long term trend of global ocean water temperatures is on the increase.
17 state capitals had one of their 5 hottest Septembers on record.
Nationwide, fall is warming at a rate of 0.43°F per decade – that’s 1.9°F since 1970.