- "U.S. Temperature Highlights — September
September was the fourth consecutive month with above-average U.S. temperatures. It followed the fourth warmest summer on record.
Most states had above-average temperatures, and several others experienced temperatures ranking among their top 10 warmest: Rhode Island (third warmest), New Mexico (fourth), New Jersey (fourth), Colorado (fifth), Massachusetts (sixth), Florida (seventh), Connecticut (seventh), New Hampshire (seventh), Arizona (ninth) and Maine (ninth).
Regionally, the Southwest climate region experienced its third warmest September on record. Only the East North Central climate region had below-normal temperatures.
- An unusual heat wave affected Southern California the last week of September. On Sept. 27, the temperature in downtown Los Angeles reached 113 F, setting an all-time record high temperature for the city. The previous record was 112 F, set in June 1990."
Saturday, October 9, 2010
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Organization (NOAA) released it's latest monthly State of the Climate Report which noted the following significant weather phenomena:
Friday, October 8, 2010
I drove down to lakes north of LaJunta and Rocky Ford, Colo for awhile yesterday. My very elderly dog has been quite ill and this was the first chance I have been able to go very far with him (I have to give him meds every 6 hours and can't leave him for long). I found 3 Forster's Terns diving around the edges of Lake Henry including this one that is now in Basic (winter ) plumage. SeEtta
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Read his posts on this species here.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
I received 4 emails, all from very skilled and experienced birders, with 3 stating they were convinced the warbler I posted below was indeed a Northern Parula. One suggested the possibility of a Magnolia Warbler. SeEtta