According to the NOAA the first 5 months (Jan-May) 2014 was ranked 56th out of 120 (120 = warmest) .
The cooling trend for Jan-May dates back to 1990. 2012 was the hot aberration.
These are the anomalies from the Jan-May average. It has been a cold start to the year for the East while warmer in the south west.
Remember when “drought was the new normal”?
According to the NOAA the first two months of spring were 0.15″ above the 1901-2000 average. In other words … Normal!
Most of the country is normal. Northwest and southeast are wetter. Middle south is drier.
According to the NOAA April 2014 was ranked 75th out of 120 April’s (120 = warmest) . It was only .66F above the 1901-2000 average.
The 3rd warmest April in US history was in 1925 when it was 3.67F above the 1901-2000 average.
Other April’s warmer than 2014: 1895,1896,1906,1908,1910,1915,1925,1930,1934,1938,1941,1942,1943,1946,1948,1949 ….