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2012 record warm year for US

2012 the Hottest Year on Record for U.S.

After an unusually early and warm spring, brutal summer and mild winter, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officially announced yesterday that 2012 was the warmest year on record for the contiguous 48 United States. Typically records are broken by tenths of a degree but 2012 shot through the previous record set in 1998 by a full degree Fahrenheit…

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Above Average Temperatures for November Keep U.S. on Track for Record Hot Year

On Monday, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said that for the 333rd consecutive month November 2012 brought higher than average global temperatures. In fact, the last time November temperatures dropped below the 20th century average was in 1976. Last month global average temperature over land and oceans was 56.41°F, or the 5th highest recorded average land/sea…

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