Selected Excerpts from: State of the Climate

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    Selected Excerpts from: State of the Climate,
    National Overview November 2012 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Climatic Data Center
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/2012/11

    Climate Highlights — Year-to-Date (January-November)
    · 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.

    Climate Highlights — 12-month period (December 2011-November 2012)
    • The December 2011-November 2012 period was the warmest such 12-month period on record for the contiguous U.S., with an average temperature of 55.2°F, 3.2°F above average. This 12-month temperature average was the sixth warmest of any 12-month period on record for the contiguous United States. The eight warmest 12-month periods have all ended during 2012.
     
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