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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:23 PM

NOAA: 2012 was warmest year ever for US, second most 'extreme'

Source: NBC News

If you found yourself bundling up in scarves, hats, and long underwear less than usual last year, you weren't alone: 2012 was the warmest year on record in the contiguous United States, according to scientists with The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The average temperature for 2012 was 55.3 degrees Farenheit, 3.2 degrees above normal and a full degree higher than the previous warmest year recorded -- 1998 -- NOAA said in its report Tuesday. All 48 states in the contiguous U.S. had above-average annual temperatures last year, including 19 that broke annual records, from Connecticut through Utah.

It was also a historic year for "extreme" weather, scientists with the federal agency said. With 11 disasters that surpassed $1 billion in losses, including Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Isaac, and tornadoes across the Great Plains, Texas, and the Southeast and Ohio Valley, NOAA said 2012 was second only to 1998 in the agency's "extreme" weather index.

A long-term warming trend for the U.S., combined with drought and a northerly jet stream, led to the record heat, explained one of NOAA's scientists.

Read more: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/08/16413805-noaa-2012-was-warmest-year-ever-for-us-second-most-extreme?lite

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Reply NOAA: 2012 was warmest year ever for US, second most 'extreme' (Original post)
IDemo Jan 2013 OP
Berlum Jan 2013 #1
Uncle Joe Jan 2013 #2
starroute Jan 2013 #3
DallasNE Jan 2013 #4
AverageJoe90 Jan 2013 #6
olddad56 Jan 2013 #8
AverageJoe90 Jan 2013 #10
tclambert Jan 2013 #5
KurtNYC Jan 2013 #7
Hassin Bin Sober Jan 2013 #9
AverageJoe90 Jan 2013 #11

Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:52 PM

1. Cue the Republicans to accelerate their deliberate lies

Rush, Fox, Hannity, O'Reilly and the other grossly overpaid Chickenhawk Republican Propaganda Pimps will have a queasy, greazy pansy-petaled field day lying about this. As usual.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:28 PM

2. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, IDemo.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:26 PM

3. The shrubs around here already think spring is coming

Their stems are turning bright red, the way they normally might in early March. And this is Pennsylvania.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:12 PM

4. Locall All 12 Months Were Warmer Than Normal

With January and March both setting all time highs for the month. July was 4th high on record. I can't imagine that the full year wasn't also a record. March was so warm that daffodils started blooming on March 15th, fully 18 days earlier than normal. We had about 8-9 days of 100 and above whereas we normally have more years where the temp doesn't hit 100 than where it does.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:09 PM

6. I'm in the Frisco area of the D/FW Metro......

And June was about the only month that I can recall down here that was really normal. Even last month was a little screwy; It was in the 80s for the first couple of days. Really, other than perhaps this past June, this month has been the only one that's been really around the norm this past year or so.

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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:49 PM

8. are you a transplant to the area?

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:37 PM

10. Nope, I'm a native. =) n/t

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:57 PM

5. It's just Al Gore pranking us.

He's been going around switching out thermometers for ones with the markings closer together.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:26 PM

7. thanks for the heads up -- I'm going to go put mine...in a lock box.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:02 PM

9. Al Gore just made a bunch of money on the Current TV sale.

Therefore, global warming is a hoax.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:40 PM

11. LOL.

Really, though, I really am starting to wonder why AGW deniers are still clinging on to throwing around Al Gore's name as a scapegoat. That is so 2000.....you get my drift? LOL.

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