Wednesday, August 8, 2012

January-July 2012 Hottest on Record for the U.S.

January - July, 2012 was HOTTEST on record for the U.S.

How can 2012 be warmer than 1934 and 1936?  The Winters were near to below normal on either side of those extremely hot summers  The winter of 2011-12 was very warm as was the Spring of 2012.  Here are the highlights of the "year to date" climate of the U.S.
  • Climate Highlights — Year-to-Date (January-July) - - from NOAA/NCDC
  • The January-July 2012 period was the warmest first seven months of any year on record for the contiguous United States. The national temperature of 56.4°F was 4.3°F above the long-term average. Most of the contiguous U.S. was record and near-record warm for the seven-month period, except the Pacific Northwest which was near average.
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