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NOAA: Record U.S. Warm Year Continues

A recent NOAA report confirms that the period of January to September 2012 were the warmest across the U.S. since records have been kept. NOAA’s National Climate Data Center reported that:

[T]he nationally-averaged temperature for the first nine months of 2012 (59.8°F) was the warmest such period on record dating to 1895, approximately 3.8°F above the long-term average and 1.2°F above the previous record stretch from Jan-Sep. 2006.

…the first eight months of 2012 were all among the top 20 warmest such months for the nation, helping the nation set a new January-September warmth record.

Graph of Jan-Sep. average temperatures over the Lower 48 States since 1895 (blue trace). Record-setting 2012 temperature is circled in upper-right corner. Long-term trend shown by sloping red line.

Maine’s first nine months were the third warmest on record, but a number of states repeatedly set new monthly records for their hottest ever.

January – September statewide temperature rankings. A number of 118 represents the warmest Jan-Sept period on record. A number of 1 indicates the coolest such period.

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