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  Extratropical Highlights

  Table of Indices  (Table 3)

  Global Surface Temperature  E1

  Temperature Anomalies (Land Only)  E2

  Global Precipitation  E3

  Regional Precip Estimates (a)  E4

  Regional Precip Estimates (b)  E5

  U.S. Precipitation  E6

  Northern Hemisphere

  Southern Hemisphere


  Appendix 2: Additional Figures


FIGURE E1.  Surface temperature anomalies (Celsius, top) and surface temperature expressed as percentiles of the normal (Gaussian) distribution fit to the 1971-2000 base period data (bottom). Analysis is based on station data over land and on SST data over the oceans (top). Anomalies for station data are departures from the 1971-2000 base period means, while SST anomalies are departures from the 1971-2000 adjusted OI climatology. (Smith and Reynolds 1998, J. Climate, 11, 3320-3323). Regions with insufficient data for analysis in both figures are indicated by shading in the top figure only.

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