Thursday, Nov 26th

Last update11:48:03 PM GMT

You are here News Environment First half of 2012 USA's warmest on record

First half of 2012 USA's warmest on record

E-mail Print PDF

Warmest half year on recordIt won't be a news flash for the 250 million sweltering Americans east of the Rockies, but the first half of the year has been the USA's warmest on record, federal climate scientists announced Monday.

Twenty-eight states and more than 100 cities have posted their warmest first six months on record, based on national weather data that go back to 1895, according to the report from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center.

For instance, Chicago is almost 7 degrees warmer than average this year; the Windy City had eight 80-degree days in March and five days in the 90s in May.

New York City, where temperatures are about 4 degrees above average, is seeing its warmest year since records began there a few years after the Civil War ended.

The national temperature this year was 52.9 degrees, which is 4.5 degrees above average and 1.2 degrees above the next-warmest year, which was 2006, the climate report notes.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Fracking Companies Have Been Getting Worse About Disclosing The Chemicals They Use

Fracking chemicals not disclosedWant to know what chemicals energy companies use in their hydraulic fracking operations? Turns out it’s...

First EPA chief accuses Republicans of ignoring science for political gain

Willlliam RuckelshausThe man considered the father figure of environmental protection in the US has attacked Republicans for...

2015 set to be hottest year on record, WMO says

hottest year on reconrd - 2015This year is shaping up to be the hottest on record, and 2016 could be even...

Prince Charles: Climate Change Root Cause of Syrian War

Syrian draughtEngland’s Prince Charles told Sky News in an exclusive interview that climate change was a root...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!