National Overview - August 2012
Year-to-date Temperature Anomalies

« National Overview - August 2012


Year-to-date Temperature Anomalies

The first eight months of 2012 were the warmest on record for the contiguous United States as a whole, and for many locations across the United States. The following table shows, for about 180 long-term stations, how Jan-Aug 2012 stacks up against normal, and where it ranks among that station's history. The unusualness score is based upon the number of standard deviations difference between the 2012 value and the station's average, based on the station's history.

For a visual presentation, click a station's rank for a "Haywood plot" that shows its cumulative year-to-date temperature for each year it has been reporting. As you read from left to right, a particular year's trace represents the average of all previous days during that year. Because of the relatively few days that go into the year-to-date average during January and February, the plots are often very noisy during these months.

Year-to-Date average temperatures for selected locations
Location 2012 Jan-Aug
Temperature
1981-2010
Average
2012
Departure
Unusualness 2012 Rank
#Yrs in Record
Aberdeen, SD 51.5 °F 45.9 °F +5.6 °F +2.1σ 4th Warmest 116 yrs
Abilene, TX 70.6 °F 66.7 °F +3.9 °F +2.4σ 2nd Warmest 65 yrs
Akron, OH 56.6 °F 51.5 °F +5.1 °F +3.1σ Warmest 64 yrs
Alamosa, CO 46.9 °F 44.2 °F +2.7 °F +1.7σ 2nd Warmest 65 yrs
Albany, NY 54.2 °F 50.0 °F +4.2 °F +2.9σ Warmest 74 yrs
Albuquerque, NM 62.7 °F 59.7 °F +3.0 °F +2.2σ Warmest 81 yrs
Allentown, PA 57.3 °F 52.8 °F +4.5 °F +2.8σ Warmest 65 yrs
Amarillo, TX 64.2 °F 59.7 °F +4.5 °F +3.0σ Warmest 65 yrs
Asheville, NC 61.0 °F 57.6 °F +3.3 °F +2.8σ Warmest 57 yrs
Astoria, OR 50.6 °F 51.8 °F -1.2 °F -0.7σ 43rd Warmest 59 yrs
Atlanta, GA 68.2 °F 64.3 °F +3.9 °F +2.7σ Warmest 83 yrs
Atlantic City, NJ 59.2 °F 55.8 °F +3.5 °F +2.5σ Warmest 54 yrs
Augusta, GA 67.8 °F 65.7 °F +2.1 °F +1.6σ 5th Warmest 68 yrs
Austin, TX 73.6 °F 71.0 °F +2.6 °F +2.0σ 5th Warmest 74 yrs
Baltimore, MD 61.4 °F 56.8 °F +4.6 °F +2.8σ Warmest 73 yrs
Bangor, ME 49.0 °F 45.5 °F +3.5 °F +2.2σ 2nd Warmest 55 yrs
Barrow, AK 12.4 °F 12.4 °F -0.0 °F +0.6σ 24th Warmest 88 yrs
Baton Rouge, LA 72.5 °F 70.0 °F +2.5 °F +2.3σ Warmest 81 yrs
Bethel, AK 27.4 °F 33.1 °F -5.7 °F -1.7σ 80th Warmest 83 yrs
Billings, MT 54.3 °F 50.9 °F +3.4 °F +2.0σ 2nd Warmest 65 yrs
Binghamton, NY 51.9 °F 47.8 °F +4.1 °F +2.7σ Warmest 61 yrs
Birmingham, AL 68.6 °F 65.0 °F +3.6 °F +2.5σ Warmest 82 yrs
Bismarck, ND 50.3 °F 45.8 °F +4.4 °F +2.1σ 2nd Warmest 65 yrs
Boise, ID 57.8 °F 55.1 °F +2.6 °F +2.0σ Warmest 73 yrs
Boston, MA 56.2 °F 52.4 °F +3.7 °F +2.7σ Warmest 77 yrs
Bridgeport, CT 57.6 °F 53.5 °F +4.1 °F +3.1σ Warmest 64 yrs
Brownsville, TX 78.2 °F 75.6 °F +2.7 °F +2.3σ Warmest 84 yrs
Buffalo, NY 54.4 °F 49.5 °F +4.9 °F +3.1σ Warmest 74 yrs
Burlington, VT 52.2 °F 47.3 °F +4.9 °F +2.9σ Warmest 72 yrs
Cape Hatteras, NC 67.0 °F 63.0 °F +4.0 °F +2.5σ Warmest 55 yrs
Caribou, ME 44.4 °F 41.3 °F +3.2 °F +2.2σ 2nd Warmest 71 yrs
Carson City, NV 58.2 °F 56.0 °F +2.2 °F +2.1σ 2nd Warmest 75 yrs
Casper, WY 51.7 °F 48.1 °F +3.6 °F +2.2σ 2nd Warmest 64 yrs
Charleston, WV 60.8 °F 57.5 °F +3.3 °F +2.4σ Warmest 64 yrs
Charlotte, NC 65.1 °F 61.8 °F +3.3 °F +1.8σ 4th Warmest 71 yrs
Chattanooga, TN 66.7 °F 62.9 °F +3.8 °F +2.5σ Warmest 85 yrs
Cheyenne, WY 52.1 °F 48.7 °F +3.4 °F +2.7σ Warmest 98 yrs
Chicago, IL 57.8 °F 51.7 °F +6.1 °F +3.1σ Warmest 54 yrs
Cincinnati, OH 60.4 °F 56.3 °F +4.1 °F +2.7σ Warmest 65 yrs
Cleveland, OH 56.9 °F 52.8 °F +4.1 °F +2.8σ Warmest 74 yrs
Colorado Springs, CO 56.2 °F 51.2 °F +5.0 °F +3.6σ Warmest 64 yrs
Columbia, SC 68.9 °F 65.9 °F +3.1 °F +2.2σ Warmest 65 yrs
Columbus, GA 70.3 °F 67.3 °F +3.0 °F +2.7σ Warmest 65 yrs
Columbus, OH 59.6 °F 55.2 °F +4.4 °F +2.8σ Warmest 65 yrs
Concord, NH 51.6 °F 47.9 °F +3.7 °F +2.8σ Warmest 71 yrs
Corpus Christi, TX 76.7 °F 73.2 °F +3.5 °F +2.5σ Warmest 65 yrs
Dallas, TX 72.5 °F 69.2 °F +3.2 °F +2.4σ 2nd Warmest 73 yrs
Daytona Beach, FL 73.0 °F 71.3 °F +1.8 °F +1.5σ 4th Warmest 76 yrs
Des Moines, IA 60.0 °F 53.4 °F +6.6 °F +3.5σ Warmest 67 yrs
Detroit, MI 56.8 °F 52.0 °F +4.8 °F +2.9σ Warmest 54 yrs
Dodge City, KS 61.8 °F 57.9 °F +3.9 °F +2.5σ Warmest 65 yrs
Dubuque, IA 54.1 °F 49.6 °F +4.5 °F +2.7σ Warmest 60 yrs
Duluth, MN 47.7 °F 41.7 °F +6.0 °F +3.0σ Warmest 65 yrs
Elkins, WV 55.4 °F 51.9 °F +3.5 °F +2.5σ Warmest 86 yrs
Elko, NV 52.1 °F 49.3 °F +2.8 °F +1.7σ 4th Warmest 109 yrs
Ely, NV 50.1 °F 47.4 °F +2.8 °F +2.0σ 2nd Warmest 86 yrs
Erie, PA 55.1 °F 50.8 °F +4.3 °F +2.6σ Warmest 87 yrs
Eugene, OR 53.4 °F 53.8 °F -0.4 °F -0.3σ 41st Warmest 73 yrs
Eureka, CA 51.5 °F 53.0 °F -1.5 °F -0.8σ 54th Warmest 71 yrs
Evansville, IN 63.4 °F 58.4 °F +4.9 °F +3.1σ Warmest 65 yrs
Fairbanks, AK 30.9 °F 33.1 °F -2.2 °F -0.6σ 45th Warmest 64 yrs
Fargo, ND 51.0 °F 45.1 °F +5.9 °F +2.8σ Warmest 71 yrs
Flagstaff, AZ 49.9 °F 48.1 °F +1.8 °F +1.4σ 7th Warmest 81 yrs
Fort Myers, FL 77.2 °F 75.4 °F +1.8 °F +2.2σ 3rd Warmest 111 yrs
Fort Smith, AR 69.5 °F 63.9 °F +5.6 °F +3.7σ Warmest 67 yrs
Fort Wayne, IN 57.1 °F 52.3 °F +4.8 °F +2.9σ Warmest 72 yrs
Fresno, CA 67.7 °F 66.2 °F +1.5 °F +1.5σ 2nd Warmest 65 yrs
Glasgow, MT 50.1 °F 46.4 °F +3.7 °F +1.6σ 5th Warmest 65 yrs
Goodland, KS 58.5 °F 53.9 °F +4.6 °F +2.6σ 2nd Warmest 98 yrs
Grand Forks, ND 48.4 °F 42.7 °F +5.7 °F +2.2σ Warmest 63 yrs
Grand Island, NE 59.2 °F 53.5 °F +5.7 °F +3.1σ Warmest 74 yrs
Grand Junction, CO 59.3 °F 55.7 °F +3.6 °F +2.0σ 2nd Warmest 113 yrs
Great Falls, MT 50.1 °F 47.0 °F +3.1 °F +1.4σ 5th Warmest 65 yrs
Green Bay, WI 52.8 °F 46.1 °F +6.7 °F +3.2σ Warmest 65 yrs
Greensboro, NC 63.7 °F 61.1 °F +2.7 °F +2.5σ Warmest 84 yrs
Greenville, SC 65.6 °F 63.3 °F +2.4 °F +2.5σ Warmest 50 yrs
Harrisburg, PA 59.1 °F 55.0 °F +4.2 °F +2.9σ Warmest 65 yrs
Hartford, CT 56.2 °F 52.2 °F +4.0 °F +2.9σ Warmest 63 yrs
Helena, MT 50.4 °F 48.5 °F +1.9 °F +1.5σ 5th Warmest 74 yrs
Hilo, HI 73.1 °F 73.5 °F -0.4 °F -0.4σ 38th Warmest 63 yrs
Honolulu, HI 77.0 °F 77.3 °F -0.3 °F +0.1σ 27th Warmest 62 yrs
Houston, TX 74.5 °F 71.5 °F +3.0 °F +2.4σ Warmest 65 yrs
Huntington, WV 60.8 °F 57.6 °F +3.2 °F +2.3σ 2nd Warmest 52 yrs
Huntsville, AL 67.2 °F 64.0 °F +3.2 °F +3.0σ Warmest 54 yrs
Indianapolis, IN 60.7 °F 55.1 °F +5.6 °F +3.4σ Warmest 65 yrs
International Falls, MN 45.0 °F 40.0 °F +4.9 °F +2.1σ 3rd Warmest 77 yrs
Jacksonville, FL 71.1 °F 69.6 °F +1.5 °F +0.8σ 17th Warmest 73 yrs
Johnson City, TN 61.3 °F 57.6 °F +3.8 °F +2.4σ Warmest 65 yrs
Juneau, AK 42.7 °F 43.7 °F -1.0 °F +0.1σ 32nd Warmest 66 yrs
Kahului, HI 75.2 °F 75.4 °F -0.3 °F -0.0σ 29th Warmest 57 yrs
Key West, FL 78.3 °F 77.9 °F +0.4 °F +0.2σ 20th Warmest 60 yrs
Knoxville, TN 64.7 °F 61.1 °F +3.5 °F +2.4σ Warmest 103 yrs
La Crosse, WI 55.2 °F 49.8 °F +5.4 °F +2.8σ Warmest 73 yrs
Lander, WY 52.2 °F 48.1 °F +4.1 °F +2.3σ Warmest 65 yrs
Las Vegas, NV 73.6 °F 72.1 °F +1.5 °F +1.8σ 2nd Warmest 64 yrs
Lexington, KY 60.8 °F 57.5 °F +3.3 °F +2.4σ Warmest 128 yrs
Lihue, HI 75.5 °F 75.4 °F +0.2 °F +0.5σ 22nd Warmest 62 yrs
Little Rock, AR 69.2 °F 64.7 °F +4.5 °F +3.1σ Warmest 74 yrs
Los Angeles, CA 62.6 °F 62.4 °F +0.2 °F +0.1σ 29th Warmest 68 yrs
Lubbock, TX 66.4 °F 63.1 °F +3.3 °F +2.4σ 3rd Warmest 66 yrs
Macon, GA 68.5 °F 66.4 °F +2.1 °F +1.4σ 8th Warmest 64 yrs
Madison, WI 54.9 °F 48.5 °F +6.4 °F +3.2σ Warmest 65 yrs
Medford, OR 57.1 °F 57.6 °F -0.5 °F +0.6σ 28th Warmest 85 yrs
Memphis, TN 69.1 °F 65.1 °F +4.1 °F +3.0σ Warmest 73 yrs
Miami, FL 77.8 °F 77.3 °F +0.5 °F +1.1σ 9th Warmest 65 yrs
Midland, TX 69.9 °F 66.3 °F +3.6 °F +2.4σ 2nd Warmest 82 yrs
Milwaukee, WI 54.8 °F 49.3 °F +5.5 °F +2.8σ Warmest 65 yrs
Minot, SD 49.9 °F 44.9 °F +5.0 °F +2.3σ Warmest 62 yrs
Missoula, MT 49.7 °F 49.0 °F +0.7 °F +1.2σ 7th Warmest 65 yrs
Mobile, AL 71.5 °F 68.6 °F +2.9 °F +2.1σ Warmest 65 yrs
Moline, IL 57.3 °F 53.0 °F +4.3 °F +2.7σ Warmest 69 yrs
Montgomery, AL 70.5 °F 66.8 °F +3.7 °F +2.7σ Warmest 65 yrs
Montpelier, VT 47.9 °F 44.8 °F +3.1 °F +2.1σ 2nd Warmest 62 yrs
Muskegon, MI 55.2 °F 50.0 °F +5.2 °F +3.5σ Warmest 112 yrs
Nashville, TN 65.5 °F 61.3 °F +4.2 °F +2.6σ Warmest 65 yrs
New Orleans, LA 74.2 °F 70.9 °F +3.3 °F +2.6σ Warmest 65 yrs
New York (Central Park), NY 59.6 °F 56.2 °F +3.3 °F +2.5σ Warmest 137 yrs
New York (JFK), NY 58.9 °F 55.4 °F +3.5 °F +2.6σ Warmest 54 yrs
New York (La Guardia), NY 60.5 °F 56.6 °F +4.0 °F +2.7σ Warmest 71 yrs
Nome, AK 24.4 °F 28.9 °F -4.6 °F -1.2σ 77th Warmest 83 yrs
Norfolk, NE 57.7 °F 52.0 °F +5.7 °F +2.9σ Warmest 65 yrs
Norfolk, VA 65.1 °F 61.4 °F +3.8 °F +2.6σ Warmest 67 yrs
North Platte, NE 56.4 °F 51.6 °F +4.8 °F +2.9σ Warmest 65 yrs
Oklahoma City, OK 67.1 °F 63.8 °F +3.3 °F +2.7σ 2nd Warmest 65 yrs
Olympia, WA 50.7 °F 51.9 °F -1.2 °F -0.3σ 41st Warmest 65 yrs
Omaha, NE 60.3 °F 53.7 °F +6.5 °F +3.6σ Warmest 64 yrs
Orlando, FL 74.4 °F 73.3 °F +1.2 °F +1.3σ 6th Warmest 56 yrs
Paducah, KY 64.6 °F 60.0 °F +4.5 °F +3.1σ Warmest 63 yrs
Pendleton, OR 54.0 °F 54.7 °F -0.7 °F -0.3σ 53rd Warmest 85 yrs
Peoria, IL 59.2 °F 54.0 °F +5.2 °F +3.1σ Warmest 69 yrs
Philadelphia, PA 61.2 °F 57.4 °F +3.8 °F +2.5σ Warmest 65 yrs
Phoenix, AZ 78.5 °F 77.0 °F +1.5 °F +1.4σ 3rd Warmest 71 yrs
Pierre, SD 54.6 °F 50.2 °F +4.4 °F +1.9σ 2nd Warmest 78 yrs
Pittsburgh, PA 57.1 °F 53.0 °F +4.1 °F +2.5σ Warmest 65 yrs
Pocatallo, ID 51.7 °F 49.0 °F +2.7 °F +1.5σ 7th Warmest 74 yrs
Portland, ME 51.1 °F 47.6 °F +3.5 °F +2.8σ 2nd Warmest 72 yrs
Portland, OR 55.1 °F 55.9 °F -0.7 °F +0.1σ 34th Warmest 74 yrs
Providence, RI 55.7 °F 52.8 °F +2.9 °F +2.3σ 2nd Warmest 65 yrs
Pueblo, CO 58.7 °F 54.8 °F +3.9 °F +2.4σ 2nd Warmest 58 yrs
Raleigh, NC 65.3 °F 62.7 °F +2.6 °F +2.4σ Warmest 68 yrs
Rapid City, SD 54.1 °F 49.7 °F +4.4 °F +2.3σ Warmest 64 yrs
Richmond, VA 63.8 °F 60.6 °F +3.2 °F +2.5σ Warmest 69 yrs
Roanoke, VA 62.5 °F 58.8 °F +3.7 °F +2.8σ Warmest 65 yrs
Rochester, MN 53.8 °F 47.8 °F +6.0 °F +3.5σ Warmest 93 yrs
Rockford, IL 56.5 °F 51.4 °F +5.2 °F +3.2σ Warmest 62 yrs
Sacramento, CA 62.5 °F 62.2 °F +0.3 °F +0.4σ 26th Warmest 65 yrs
Salem, OR 54.1 °F 54.4 °F -0.3 °F +0.2σ 45th Warmest 112 yrs
Salt Lake City, UT 59.1 °F 55.5 °F +3.6 °F +2.2σ Warmest 65 yrs
San Antonio, TX 73.7 °F 71.1 °F +2.6 °F +1.9σ 4th Warmest 66 yrs
San Diego, CA 63.4 °F 63.5 °F -0.2 °F -0.1σ 40th Warmest 73 yrs
San Francisco, CA 57.1 °F 58.2 °F -1.0 °F +0.0σ 35th Warmest 66 yrs
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 48.0 °F 42.8 °F +5.2 °F +3.0σ Warmest 82 yrs
Savannah, GA 70.5 °F 68.2 °F +2.3 °F +2.0σ 2nd Warmest 65 yrs
Scottsbluff, NE 56.7 °F 51.8 °F +5.0 °F +3.3σ Warmest 110 yrs
Scranton, PA 55.4 °F 51.0 °F +4.4 °F +2.8σ Warmest 63 yrs
Seattle, WA 52.9 °F 53.9 °F -1.1 °F -0.0σ 35th Warmest 65 yrs
Sheridan, WY 51.6 °F 47.9 °F +3.7 °F +2.0σ 3rd Warmest 65 yrs
Shreveport, LA 71.6 °F 67.6 °F +4.1 °F +2.8σ Warmest 73 yrs
Sioux City, IA 57.0 °F 51.3 °F +5.7 °F +2.8σ Warmest 65 yrs
Sioux Falls, SD 55.1 °F 48.5 °F +6.6 °F +2.9σ Warmest 81 yrs
South Bend, IN 56.4 °F 51.6 °F +4.8 °F +2.8σ 2nd Warmest 109 yrs
Spokane, WA 50.9 °F 50.9 °F +0.0 °F +0.2σ 49th Warmest 123 yrs
Springfield, IL 60.8 °F 55.1 °F +5.7 °F +3.0σ Warmest 112 yrs
Springfield, MO 63.0 °F 58.4 °F +4.6 °F +3.0σ Warmest 72 yrs
St Louis, MO 65.1 °F 59.3 °F +5.8 °F +3.3σ Warmest 67 yrs
St Paul, MN 54.9 °F 48.9 °F +6.0 °F +3.0σ Warmest 74 yrs
Syracuse, NY 54.9 °F 49.6 °F +5.3 °F +3.3σ Warmest 74 yrs
Tallahassee, FL 71.9 °F 69.0 °F +2.9 °F +2.0σ 2nd Warmest 65 yrs
Tampa, FL 76.1 °F 73.9 °F +2.2 °F +2.1σ Warmest 73 yrs
Toledo, OH 56.1 °F 52.0 °F +4.1 °F +2.5σ Warmest 58 yrs
Topeka, KS 63.8 °F 57.6 °F +6.2 °F +3.5σ Warmest 66 yrs
Tucson, AZ 72.9 °F 71.2 °F +1.7 °F +1.5σ 6th Warmest 65 yrs
Tulsa, OK 68.1 °F 63.1 °F +5.0 °F +3.1σ Warmest 71 yrs
Washington (Dulles), DC 60.8 °F 57.1 °F +3.7 °F +2.7σ Warmest 50 yrs
Washington (Reagan National), DC 64.2 °F 59.8 °F +4.4 °F +3.2σ Warmest 67 yrs
Waterloo, IA 55.4 °F 50.4 °F +5.0 °F +2.8σ Warmest 61 yrs
Wichita Falls, TX 69.6 °F 65.6 °F +3.9 °F +1.9σ 4th Warmest 89 yrs
Wichita, KS 65.1 °F 59.5 °F +5.6 °F +3.4σ Warmest 59 yrs
Williamsport, PA 56.5 °F 52.2 °F +4.2 °F +2.6σ Warmest 64 yrs
Williston, ND 48.9 °F 44.8 °F +4.1 °F +1.9σ 4th Warmest 116 yrs
Wilmington, DE 59.9 °F 56.5 °F +3.4 °F +2.5σ Warmest 65 yrs
Wilmington, NC 67.5 °F 65.3 °F +2.1 °F +1.9σ 3rd Warmest 65 yrs
Worchester, MA 53.4 °F 49.2 °F +4.2 °F +3.1σ Warmest 64 yrs
Yakima, WA 53.4 °F 52.6 °F +0.8 °F +0.7σ 17th Warmest 66 yrs
Youngstown, OH 55.0 °F 50.5 °F +4.4 °F +2.3σ Warmest 77 yrs