Posted on | October 10, 2012 | No Comments
“The January-September period was the warmest first nine months of any year on record for the contiguous United States,” reports the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in its latest State of the Climate update. “The national temperature of 59.8°F was 3.8°F above the 20th century average, and 1.2°F above the previous record warm January-September of 2006. During the nine-month period, 46 states had temperatures among their ten warmest, with 25 states being record warm. Only Washington had statewide temperatures near average for the period.” Click on the graphic to be taken to NOAA for the full update.