Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Year 2011 Statewide Temperature Rankings

Year 2011 Statewide Temperature Rankings:

It was a year of huge contrasts in temperature anomalies.

Hot Hot Hot:
Until December 2011, Texas was having its hottest year on record (117 years of data). With a colder than normal December 2011, Texas at the end of the year had an average temperature that was the 2nd warmest on record. Nearby Oklahoma and Louisiana had a top ten warmer than normal year. The Northeast U.S. had an exceptionally warm year in 2011 as well with the following states all experiencing their top ten hottest years: NC, VA, WV, MD, DE, OH, PA, NJ, NY, VT, NH, CT, MA, RI, ME.

Cold Cold Cold:
Only two of the lower 48 states averaged below normal in 2011. Washington State had its 17th coldest year on record and Oregon had its 29th coldest year on record.

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