Hottest Year on Record (with Video)

By Nina Settappa

January 9, 2013 Updated Jan 9, 2013 at 9:03 AM EDT

UNITED STATES (www.incnow.tv) – Last year was the hottest year on record for the Continental U.S.

The average temperature last year was 55.3 degrees, one degree warmer than the previous record in 1998. Scientists say the data is evidence that climate change is affecting weather in the U.S. and suggest weather is likely to be hotter, drier, and more extreme in the coming years.

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