January 9, 2013

2012: The Hottest Year on Record

Andrew Freedman, Climate Central

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It’s official: 2012 was the warmest year on record in the lower 48 states, as the country experienced blistering spring and summer heat, tinderbox fire weather conditions amid a widespread drought, and one of the worst storms to ever strike the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

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TAGGED: Extreme Weather, Temperature, 2012