An Extreme, Unusual 2020: The Weather Year in Review
Note: This is a guest post from Corey Davis, Assistant State Climatologist of North Carolina, and Kathie Dello, State Climatologist of North Carolina and director of the North Carolina State Climate Office at NC State University.
The unprecedented aspects of 2020 included our climate in North Carolina, which the statistics show was an extreme year in our modern history.
According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, 2020 was our second-wettest year on record and tied for our third-warmest year on record dating back to 1895. That makes 2020 the only time in the past 126 years with both our annual temperatures and precipitation ranked in the top five.