2012 Warmest Year on Record for Contiguous U.S.

2012 Warmest Year on Record for Contiguous U.S.

January 8, 2013 Updated Jan 8, 2013 at 5:28 PM EDT

It was a historic year for temperatures in the contiguous United States in 2012.

According to a report released this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2012 marked the warmest year on record for the contiguous United States.

According to a report summary posted on the NOAA website:

The average temperature for 2012 was 55.3°F, 3.2°F above the 20th century average, and 1.0°F above 1998, the previous warmest year.

Read the entire report summary from NOAA HERE.

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