Tuesday, January 10, 2012

U.S. December 2011 Climate Summary

December 2011 Statewide Temperature Rankings

December statewide data are now available. What a contrast across the lower 48 states.

Colder than normal: Pacific Northwest down to Texas. New Mexico was the 4th coldest on record (117 years of data)

Warmer than normal: Top ten warmest on record for ND, MN, MI, OH, VA, MD, DE, PA, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, VT. NH, ME. DE and RI were 2nd warmest on record, and, MA, CT, and NJ were 3rd warmest on record.

After suffering through the hottest Summer on record it was interesting to see Texas colder than normal in December.

Alaska (not shown the map) had its 3rd warmest December on record.

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