Third hottest summer since 1895

Posted on | September 10, 2012 | No Comments

“The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during August was 74.4°F, 1.6°F above the long term average, marking the 16th warmest August on record,” reported the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today. “The warmer than average August, in combination with the hottest July and a warmer than average June, contributed to the third hottest summer on record since recordkeeping began in 1895.” Click on the map to be taken to the August 2012 report from NOAA’s State of the Climate page.

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