Tuesday, September 04, 2012
5th Warmest Summer, Warmest Year Continues
Year-to-date, this year continues to lead the pace in warmest on record, with a 0.93 degree lead over 1991.
2012 will likely end up the warmest on record barring any significant cold air intrusions that persist over a month or two's time and even if one such intrusion were to occur, the year likely ends up as one of the warmest on record given how much of a lead 2012 has over the other years at this point. 2012 will likely end up as one of the warmest if not the warmest for the United States as well given the current pace nationally year-to-date as well. The update where the year stands nationally will come out from NOAA in the next week or so.