2012 will be the warmest year on record in the USA

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The January-November period was the warmest first 11 months of any year on record for the contiguous United States. The national temperature of 57.1°F was 3.3°F above the 20th century average, and 1.0°F above the previous record warm January-November of 1934. During the 11-month period, 18 states were record warm and an additional 24 states were top ten warm.  It appears virtually certain that 2012 will surpass the current record (1998, 54.3°F) as the warmest year for the nation. December 2012 temperatures would need to be more than 1.0°F colder than the coldest December (1983) for 2012 to not break the record.  - Source

One Response to “2012 will be the warmest year on record in the USA”

  1. Boats says:

    Interesting article about the temperature rising in the United States to the hottest recorded month ever. It doesn’t seem to be enough for our nation to keep on recycling. I believe we will need to come up with a better solution for global warming.

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