What records have we been breaking?

Colorado Climate
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"Today was another record-breaking day," the evening radio or television declares. High temperatures, low temperatures, floods, drought - take your choice. But how can we put these pronouncements in perspective? What do they really mean?

We present two types of information in this article: 1) an analysis of daily air temperature and precipitation for Fort Collins and 2) an analysis of annual precipitation for Fort Collins. Each analysis provides a different meaning to the statement about a record-breaking day or year.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title What records have we been breaking?
Series title Colorado Climate
Volume 3
Issue 3
Year Published 2002
Language English
Publisher Colorado Climate Center
Contributing office(s) Fort Collins Science Center
Description 4 p.
First page 1
Last page 4
Country United States
State Colorado