National Overview - Annual 2012
2012 By The Numbers

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2012 By The Numbers

There were a number of extremes that affected the United States during 2012. Some of which were historical in nature. Below is a table listing some of these extremes. This is preliminary information.

NumberFactoid
9the number of consecutive 12-month periods ending in 2012 now make up the nine warmest in the CONUS record.
356the number of all-time record high maximum temperatures known to be tied or broken in the United States.
4the number of all-time record low minimum temperatures known to be tied or broken in the United States.
19the number of states that had their warmest annual period.
65.5the percent of the contiguous U.S. that was experiencing drought in September, a record in the 14-year United States Drought Monitor history.
99.1the number (in millions) of people that experienced 10 or more days of temperatures that reached or exceeded 100°F.
13.88the number of feet of storm tide from Post-tropical storm Sandy measured at The Battery in New York City Harbor.
9.2the number (millions) of acres that burned due to wildfire in the CONUS during 2012.
113the new all-time warmest temperature observed in South Carolina, set June 28 in Columbia.
19the number of named storms, tying 2011, 2010, 1995, and 1887 as the third busiest year for North Atlantic tropical cyclones.
190the number of consecutive days (June 24th and December 31st 2012) without a tornado-related fatality. Second to October 15th 1986 and February 28th 1987 (197 days).
16the number of consecutive months with contiguous U.S. temperatures above long-term average (June 2011-September 2012). Longest such streak on record.