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

« National Overview - August 2012


Year-to-Date Temperature Evolution

This time series shows the 2012 year-to-date temperature through August, which was the warmest first eight 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-August 2012 contiguous U.S. average temperature was 58.7°F, 4.0°F above average. The data for 2012 are preliminary.


Warmest 12 months


This time series also shows the 2012 year-to-date temperature through August. Outcome scenarios based on persistence of temperature from September through December, the remaining five months of 2012, are shown. The January-August 2012 contiguous U.S. average temperature was 58.7°F, 4.0°F above average. The data for 2012 are preliminary.


Warmest 12 months