What we’ve known as “normals” for our climate the past decade will very likely change soon.
That’s because government scientists are busy determining what’s been the average temperature and precipitation for thousands of U.S. locations during the past 30-year period. Much like the census, the re-calculation takes place once every 10 years.
This look back at the weather provides key information for decisions we make in the future, ranging from what we plant, what we pay for energy, even where we take a vacation.
Climate Central’s Dr. Heidi Cullen explains in this edition of ClimateCenter.