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How Normal Are the Recently Calculated 'Climate Normals'?


On This Green Earth, Nell and Chris discuss Climate Normals.

In Salt Lake City, they have recorded not only the hottest June on record, but the now also the hottest July.

This has not been observed before in the the nearly 150 years of daily weather recording. Is this part of the new mornmal for temperatures here in Utah and the mountain west? 

Climate Scientist Mike Palecki joins the show to talk about what Climate Normals are and how they are calculated.

The National Center for Environmental Information updates Climate Normals every 10 years in accordance with the World Meteorological Organization. Palecki will help us understand Climate Normals and how this informs us about what is happening with both the present and future climate conditions.