National Overview - October 2012
Year-to-Date Temperature Evolution

« National Overview - October 2012


Year-to-Date Temperature Evolution

This time series shows the 2012 year-to-date temperature through October, which was the warmest first ten months of any year on record for the lower 48. The year-to-date evolution of the contiguous U.S. temperatures for each year back to 1895 are also shown, with the five warmest and five coolest years highlighted. The January-October 2012 contiguous U.S. average temperature was 58.4°F, 3.4°F above average. The data for 2012 are preliminary.


Warmest year-to-date


This time series also shows the 2012 year-to-date temperature through October. Outcome scenarios based on persistence of temperature for November and December, the remaining two months of 2012, are shown. The January-October 2012 contiguous U.S. average temperature was 58.4°F, 3.4°F above average. The data for 2012 are preliminary.


Warmest year-to-date