U.S. breaks record for warmest spring

by Anonymous on Jun. 08th, 2012

It's been a hot one!: an obvious downside of the United States having the warmest spring on record this year. Why is that guy still standing in line?
It's been a hot one!: an obvious downside of the United States having the warmest spring on record this year. Why is that guy still standing in line?Courtesy Debbi Long via Flickr
It took 102 years but the United States recorded the warmest spring on record, breaking the old record set in 1910. Here are some details from the EarthSky.org website:

Meteorological spring in the northern hemisphere is considered to be during the months of March, April, and May. During these three months, the average temperature across the United States was 57.1 degrees Fahrenheit, which was 5.2 degrees above the long term average. According to the latest information released by NOAA and the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), spring 2012 is officially the warmest spring ever recorded since records began in 1895. 2012 beat out the year 1910 by a remarkable 2.0 degrees in Fahrenheit in the United States. The period from January through May in the United States saw an average temperature of 49.2°, or 5 degrees above the average. Overall, the United States experienced the second warmest summer, fourth warmest winter, and the warmest spring on record.

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