2012 the Warmest Year In U.S. History, NOAA Reports

2012 was the warmest year in U.S. history, with the average temperature in the contiguous states reaching a full degree higher than the previous high and every state recording above average annual temperatures, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). READ MORE

 




In 2012, at least 356 record high maximum temperatures were tied or broken in the U.S., according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) annual State of the Climate Report. More than a dozen of these locations also experienced the driest year on record. (Courtesy of NOAA)



 
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