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

« National Overview - June 2012


Year-to-date Temperature Anomalies

The first six 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 150 long-term stations, how Jan-Jun 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.

In some locations, 2012 temperatures have been so dramatically different that they establish a new "neighborhood" apart from the historical year-to-date temperatures. 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-Jun
Temperature
1981-2010
Average
2012
Departure
Unusualness 2012 Rank
click for Haywood plot
Aberdeen, SD 44.3 °F 37.7 °F +6.6 °F +2.2σ 3rd Warmest of 118 yrs
Abilene, TX 65.5 °F 61.2 °F +4.3 °F +2.4σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Akron, OH 50.5 °F 44.8 °F +5.6 °F +3.0σ Warmest of 64 yrs
Alamosa, CO 41.2 °F 37.6 °F +3.6 °F +1.8σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Albany, NY 47.6 °F 42.8 °F +4.8 °F +2.9σ Warmest of 74 yrs
Albuquerque, NM 57.0 °F 53.8 °F +3.2 °F +2.1σ Warmest of 81 yrs
Allentown, PA 51.1 °F 46.1 °F +5.0 °F +2.7σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Amarillo, TX 58.4 °F 53.6 °F +4.8 °F +2.8σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Asheville, NC 56.3 °F 52.2 °F +4.1 °F +2.9σ Warmest of 57 yrs
Astoria, OR 47.5 °F 48.9 °F -1.4 °F -0.6σ 43rd Warmest of 60 yrs
Atlanta, GA 63.7 °F 59.1 °F +4.6 °F +2.8σ Warmest of 83 yrs
Atlantic City, NJ 53.1 °F 49.1 °F +4.0 °F +2.5σ Warmest of 54 yrs
Augusta, GA 63.2 °F 60.5 °F +2.7 °F +1.6σ 6th Warmest of 68 yrs
Austin, TX 69.1 °F 66.1 °F +3.1 °F +2.0σ Warmest of 74 yrs
Baltimore, MD 55.3 °F 50.2 °F +5.0 °F +2.7σ Warmest of 73 yrs
Bangor, ME 41.7 °F 38.0 °F +3.8 °F +2.0σ 2nd Warmest of 55 yrs
Barrow, AK 1.5 °F 3.1 °F -1.6 °F -0.0σ 46th Warmest of 88 yrs
Baton Rouge, LA 68.8 °F 65.6 °F +3.2 °F +2.3σ Warmest of 81 yrs
Beckley, WV 52.4 °F 47.8 °F +4.5 °F +2.9σ Warmest of 49 yrs
Bethel, AK 18.9 °F 25.7 °F -6.8 °F -1.6σ 80th Warmest of 84 yrs
Billings, MT 46.9 °F 43.6 °F +3.3 °F +1.7σ 4th Warmest of 65 yrs
Binghamton, NY 45.7 °F 40.9 °F +4.8 °F +2.8σ Warmest of 61 yrs
Birmingham, AL 64.4 °F 59.6 °F +4.8 °F +2.6σ Warmest of 82 yrs
Bismarck, ND 43.0 °F 37.5 °F +5.5 °F +2.1σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Boise, ID 48.4 °F 48.3 °F +0.1 °F +0.7σ 18th Warmest of 73 yrs
Boston, MA 49.7 °F 45.5 °F +4.3 °F +2.7σ Warmest of 77 yrs
Bridgeport, CT 51.2 °F 46.5 °F +4.7 °F +3.1σ Warmest of 64 yrs
Brownsville, TX 75.6 °F 72.3 °F +3.3 °F +2.2σ Warmest of 86 yrs
Buffalo, NY 44.6 °F 42.4 °F +2.2 °F +1.4σ 7th Warmest of 74 yrs
Burlington, VT 45.1 °F 39.7 °F +5.4 °F +2.8σ Warmest of 72 yrs
Cape Hatteras, NC 62.2 °F 57.6 °F +4.6 °F +2.4σ Warmest of 55 yrs
Caribou, ME 36.5 °F 33.3 °F +3.2 °F +1.8σ 4th Warmest of 72 yrs
Carson City, NV 51.3 °F 49.9 °F +1.4 °F +1.8σ 5th Warmest of 75 yrs
Casper, WY 44.3 °F 40.7 °F +3.6 °F +1.9σ 4th Warmest of 64 yrs
Charleston, WV 55.5 °F 51.6 °F +3.9 °F +2.3σ Warmest of 64 yrs
Charlotte, NC 60.1 °F 56.2 °F +3.9 °F +1.8σ 4th Warmest of 71 yrs
Chattanooga, TN 62.0 °F 57.1 °F +4.8 °F +2.6σ Warmest of 85 yrs
Cheyenne, WY 45.7 °F 42.0 °F +3.7 °F +2.6σ Warmest of 98 yrs
Chicago, IL 51.2 °F 44.4 °F +6.8 °F +3.2σ Warmest of 54 yrs
Cincinnati, OH 54.3 °F 49.8 °F +4.4 °F +2.5σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Cleveland, OH 50.7 °F 46.0 °F +4.7 °F +2.8σ Warmest of 74 yrs
Colorado Springs, CO 50.3 °F 44.9 °F +5.4 °F +3.3σ Warmest of 64 yrs
Columbia, SC 64.5 °F 60.5 °F +4.0 °F +2.3σ 2nd Warmest of 65 yrs
Columbus, GA 66.2 °F 62.3 °F +3.9 °F +2.8σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Columbus, OH 53.3 °F 48.6 °F +4.7 °F +2.7σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Concord, NH 44.9 °F 40.7 °F +4.2 °F +2.7σ Warmest of 71 yrs
Corpus Christi, TX 73.2 °F 69.5 °F +3.8 °F +2.2σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Dallas, TX 67.3 °F 63.4 °F +3.9 °F +2.6σ 2nd Warmest of 73 yrs
Daytona Beach, FL 70.0 °F 67.8 °F +2.3 °F +1.4σ 5th Warmest of 76 yrs
Des Moines, IA 53.2 °F 45.9 °F +7.3 °F +3.3σ Warmest of 67 yrs
Detroit, MI 50.2 °F 44.9 °F +5.3 °F +2.9σ Warmest of 54 yrs
Dodge City, KS 55.5 °F 50.8 °F +4.7 °F +2.6σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Dubuque, IA 47.1 °F 42.3 °F +4.8 °F +2.5σ Warmest of 60 yrs
Duluth, MN 40.1 °F 33.8 °F +6.3 °F +2.9σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Elkins, WV 49.9 °F 45.9 °F +3.9 °F +2.2σ Warmest of 86 yrs
Elko, NV 44.6 °F 42.5 °F +2.1 °F +1.2σ 12th Warmest of 109 yrs
Ely, NV 43.7 °F 40.7 °F +3.0 °F +1.8σ 4th Warmest of 87 yrs
Erie, PA 48.9 °F 43.8 °F +5.1 °F +2.7σ Warmest of 87 yrs
Eugene, OR 48.7 °F 49.4 °F -0.6 °F -0.5σ 47th Warmest of 73 yrs
Eureka, CA 49.6 °F 51.3 °F -1.7 °F -0.8σ 55th Warmest of 71 yrs
Evansville, IN 57.5 °F 52.0 °F +5.5 °F +3.0σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Fairbanks, AK 21.5 °F 24.2 °F -2.6 °F -0.5σ 43rd Warmest of 64 yrs
Fargo, ND 43.6 °F 36.6 °F +7.0 °F +2.7σ Warmest of 71 yrs
Flagstaff, AZ 42.6 °F 42.3 °F +0.3 °F +0.5σ 25th Warmest of 81 yrs
Fort Myers, FL 75.0 °F 72.7 °F +2.3 °F +2.1σ 3rd Warmest of 111 yrs
Fort Smith, AR 63.9 °F 57.7 °F +6.2 °F +3.6σ Warmest of 67 yrs
Fort Wayne, IN 51.0 °F 45.4 °F +5.6 °F +2.9σ Warmest of 73 yrs
Fresno, CA 61.9 °F 60.7 °F +1.2 °F +1.2σ 7th Warmest of 65 yrs
Glasgow, MT 39.8 °F 38.2 °F +1.6 °F +0.8σ 15th Warmest of 65 yrs
Goodland, KS 49.9 °F 46.8 °F +3.1 °F +1.7σ 5th Warmest of 98 yrs
Grand Forks, ND 40.6 °F 34.2 °F +6.5 °F +2.1σ Warmest of 63 yrs
Grand Island, NE 52.6 °F 46.1 °F +6.5 °F +2.9σ Warmest of 74 yrs
Grand Junction, CO 52.2 °F 48.5 °F +3.6 °F +1.8σ 3rd Warmest of 113 yrs
Grand Rapids, MI 49.2 °F 43.7 °F +5.5 °F +3.0σ Warmest of 49 yrs
Great Falls, MT 42.8 °F 40.2 °F +2.6 °F +1.0σ 11th Warmest of 65 yrs
Green Bay, WI 46.2 °F 38.6 °F +7.6 °F +3.2σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Greensboro, NC 58.6 °F 55.4 °F +3.2 °F +2.4σ Warmest of 84 yrs
Greenville, SC 61.0 °F 57.8 °F +3.2 °F +2.8σ Warmest of 50 yrs
Harrisburg, PA 53.0 °F 48.3 °F +4.7 °F +2.8σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Hartford, CT 49.8 °F 45.2 °F +4.6 °F +3.0σ Warmest of 64 yrs
Helena, MT 43.1 °F 41.4 °F +1.7 °F +1.3σ 7th Warmest of 74 yrs
Hilo, HI 72.4 °F 72.6 °F -0.2 °F -0.2σ 35th Warmest of 63 yrs
Honolulu, HI 75.9 °F 75.8 °F +0.1 °F +0.4σ 26th Warmest of 63 yrs
Houston, TX 71.1 °F 67.3 °F +3.8 °F +2.5σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Hunstville, AL 62.7 °F 58.5 °F +4.3 °F +3.2σ Warmest of 54 yrs
Huntington, WV 55.5 °F 51.6 °F +3.9 °F +2.4σ Warmest of 52 yrs
Indianapolis, IN 54.3 °F 48.4 °F +5.9 °F +3.2σ Warmest of 65 yrs
International Falls, MN 38.0 °F 31.8 °F +6.2 °F +2.3σ 2nd Warmest of 78 yrs
Jackson, MS 65.9 °F 61.3 °F +4.6 °F +2.8σ Warmest of 49 yrs
Jacksonville, FL 67.6 °F 65.4 °F +2.2 °F +0.9σ 15th Warmest of 73 yrs
Johnson City, TN 56.5 °F 51.9 °F +4.6 °F +2.5σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Juneau, AK 38.6 °F 39.4 °F -0.8 °F +0.2σ 29th Warmest of 66 yrs
Kahului, HI 74.1 °F 74.1 °F -0.0 °F +0.1σ 25th Warmest of 57 yrs
Key West, FL 76.7 °F 75.6 °F +1.1 °F +0.5σ 16th Warmest of 61 yrs
Knoxville, TN 59.9 °F 55.3 °F +4.5 °F +2.6σ Warmest of 103 yrs
La Crosse, WI 48.3 °F 42.1 °F +6.3 °F +2.8σ Warmest of 73 yrs
Laguardia, NY 54.0 °F 49.7 °F +4.4 °F +2.7σ Warmest of 71 yrs
Lander, WY 44.7 °F 40.5 °F +4.2 °F +2.1σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Las Vegas, NV 67.4 °F 65.5 °F +1.9 °F +1.9σ 3rd Warmest of 64 yrs
Lexington, KY 52.4 °F 51.3 °F +1.1 °F +0.9σ 24th Warmest of 129 yrs
Lihue, HI 74.6 °F 74.0 °F +0.6 °F +0.8σ 16th Warmest of 62 yrs
Little Rock, AR 63.8 °F 58.6 °F +5.2 °F +3.2σ Warmest of 74 yrs
Los Angeles, CA 60.3 °F 60.0 °F +0.2 °F +0.2σ 29th Warmest of 68 yrs
Lubbock, TX 61.2 °F 57.4 °F +3.8 °F +2.3σ Warmest of 66 yrs
Macon, GA 64.0 °F 61.3 °F +2.8 °F +1.6σ 6th Warmest of 64 yrs
Madison, WI 48.1 °F 41.2 °F +6.9 °F +3.1σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Medford, OR 51.0 °F 52.0 °F -1.0 °F +0.2σ 41st Warmest of 85 yrs
Memphis, TN 64.1 °F 59.2 °F +4.9 °F +3.1σ Warmest of 73 yrs
Miami, FL 75.8 °F 74.9 °F +0.9 °F +1.1σ 10th Warmest of 65 yrs
Midland, TX 65.0 °F 61.0 °F +4.0 °F +2.3σ Warmest of 64 yrs
Milwaukee, WI 47.9 °F 41.8 °F +6.0 °F +2.8σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Minot, SD 39.7 °F 36.6 °F +3.0 °F +1.4σ 4th Warmest of 62 yrs
Missoula, MT 42.6 °F 42.5 °F +0.1 °F +0.9σ 12th Warmest of 65 yrs
Mobile, AL 68.2 °F 64.2 °F +4.0 °F +2.3σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Moline, IL 50.7 °F 45.6 °F +5.1 °F +2.7σ Warmest of 69 yrs
Montgomery, AL 66.2 °F 61.7 °F +4.5 °F +2.7σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Montpelier, VT 41.4 °F 37.5 °F +3.9 °F +2.2σ 2nd Warmest of 64 yrs
Muskegon, MI 48.8 °F 42.9 °F +5.9 °F +3.5σ Warmest of 113 yrs
Nashville, TN 60.4 °F 55.3 °F +5.1 °F +2.6σ Warmest of 65 yrs
New Orleans, LA 71.3 °F 66.7 °F +4.6 °F +2.9σ Warmest of 65 yrs
New York (Central Park), NY 53.4 °F 49.6 °F +3.8 °F +2.5σ Warmest of 137 yrs
New York (JFK), NY 52.5 °F 48.6 °F +3.9 °F +2.6σ Warmest of 54 yrs
Nome, AK 15.3 °F 21.4 °F -6.1 °F -1.4σ 78th Warmest of 83 yrs
Norfolk, NE 50.8 °F 44.5 °F +6.3 °F +2.7σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Norfolk, VA 59.8 °F 55.5 °F +4.4 °F +2.5σ Warmest of 67 yrs
North Platte, NE 49.5 °F 44.3 °F +5.2 °F +2.7σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Oklahoma City, OK 61.0 °F 57.4 °F +3.6 °F +2.6σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Olympia, WA 46.4 °F 47.8 °F -1.5 °F -0.5σ 43rd Warmest of 65 yrs
Omaha, NE 53.5 °F 46.3 °F +7.2 °F +3.3σ Warmest of 64 yrs
Orlando, FL 71.7 °F 70.0 °F +1.6 °F +1.4σ 6th Warmest of 56 yrs
Paducah, KY 58.8 °F 53.9 °F +5.0 °F +2.9σ Warmest of 63 yrs
Pendleton, OR 47.7 °F 48.7 °F -1.0 °F -0.4σ 55th Warmest of 85 yrs
Peoria, IL 52.7 °F 47.0 °F +5.8 °F +3.0σ Warmest of 69 yrs
Philadelphia, PA 54.8 °F 50.6 °F +4.2 °F +2.5σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Phoenix, AZ 73.1 °F 71.2 °F +1.9 °F +1.5σ 3rd Warmest of 72 yrs
Pierre, SD 46.8 °F 41.9 °F +4.9 °F +1.9σ 2nd Warmest of 78 yrs
Pittsburgh, PA 51.3 °F 46.5 °F +4.7 °F +2.6σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Pocatallo, ID 44.7 °F 42.1 °F +2.6 °F +1.3σ 7th Warmest of 74 yrs
Portland, ME 44.3 °F 40.5 °F +3.8 °F +2.7σ 2nd Warmest of 72 yrs
Portland, OR 50.2 °F 51.3 °F -1.0 °F -0.1σ 40th Warmest of 74 yrs
Providence, RI 49.4 °F 46.0 °F +3.4 °F +2.4σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Pueblo, CO 52.2 °F 48.0 °F +4.3 °F +2.3σ 2nd Warmest of 58 yrs
Raleigh, NC 60.0 °F 57.0 °F +3.0 °F +2.2σ Warmest of 68 yrs
Rapid City, SD 46.8 °F 42.1 °F +4.7 °F +2.1σ Warmest of 64 yrs
Richmond, VA 58.2 °F 54.6 °F +3.6 °F +2.5σ Warmest of 69 yrs
Roanoke, VA 57.2 °F 52.9 °F +4.2 °F +2.7σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Rochester, MN 47.2 °F 40.2 °F +7.1 °F +3.4σ Warmest of 94 yrs
Rockford, IL 49.8 °F 44.0 °F +5.8 °F +3.1σ Warmest of 62 yrs
Sacramento, CA 58.2 °F 57.9 °F +0.3 °F +0.4σ 24th Warmest of 65 yrs
Salem, OR 49.1 °F 49.9 °F -0.8 °F -0.2σ 61st Warmest of 116 yrs
Salt Lake City, UT 51.4 °F 47.9 °F +3.5 °F +1.9σ Warmest of 65 yrs
San Antonio, TX 69.5 °F 66.4 °F +3.1 °F +1.8σ 3rd Warmest of 66 yrs
San Diego, CA 60.7 °F 61.1 °F -0.4 °F -0.2σ 43rd Warmest of 73 yrs
San Francisco, CA 55.5 °F 56.1 °F -0.7 °F +0.3σ 27th Warmest of 67 yrs
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 40.7 °F 35.3 °F +5.4 °F +2.9σ Warmest of 82 yrs
Savannah, GA 66.5 °F 63.5 °F +3.0 °F +2.0σ 2nd Warmest of 65 yrs
Scottsbluff, NE 49.8 °F 44.5 °F +5.3 °F +3.0σ Warmest of 116 yrs
Scranton, PA 49.3 °F 44.4 °F +4.9 °F +2.8σ Warmest of 63 yrs
Seattle, WA 48.4 °F 49.9 °F -1.5 °F -0.2σ 41st Warmest of 65 yrs
Sheridan, WY 44.4 °F 40.6 °F +3.9 °F +1.8σ 4th Warmest of 65 yrs
Shreveport, LA 67.5 °F 62.3 °F +5.2 °F +3.1σ Warmest of 73 yrs
Sioux City, IA 50.4 °F 43.8 °F +6.6 °F +2.7σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Sioux Falls, SD 47.7 °F 40.6 °F +7.1 °F +2.7σ Warmest of 81 yrs
South Bend, IN 50.1 °F 44.6 °F +5.5 °F +2.9σ Warmest of 110 yrs
Spokane, WA 43.8 °F 44.5 °F -0.7 °F -0.1σ 65th Warmest of 123 yrs
Springfield, IL 54.6 °F 48.4 °F +6.2 °F +3.0σ Warmest of 112 yrs
Springfield, MO 57.1 °F 51.7 °F +5.3 °F +2.9σ Warmest of 72 yrs
St Louis, MO 58.8 °F 52.4 °F +6.3 °F +3.1σ Warmest of 67 yrs
St Paul, MN 47.6 °F 40.8 °F +6.8 °F +3.0σ Warmest of 74 yrs
Syracuse, NY 48.2 °F 42.5 °F +5.7 °F +3.1σ Warmest of 74 yrs
Tallahassee, FL 68.4 °F 64.5 °F +3.9 °F +2.1σ 3rd Warmest of 65 yrs
Tampa, FL 73.6 °F 70.7 °F +2.9 °F +2.0σ Warmest of 73 yrs
Toledo, OH 50.0 °F 45.0 °F +5.0 °F +2.6σ Warmest of 58 yrs
Topeka, KS 57.8 °F 50.6 °F +7.2 °F +3.6σ Warmest of 66 yrs
Tucson, AZ 68.1 °F 66.0 °F +2.0 °F +1.5σ 4th Warmest of 65 yrs
Tulsa, OK 62.0 °F 56.5 °F +5.5 °F +3.2σ Warmest of 71 yrs
Washington (Dulles), DC 54.6 °F 50.6 °F +4.0 °F +2.6σ Warmest of 50 yrs
Washington (Reagan National), DC 58.0 °F 53.3 °F +4.7 °F +3.0σ Warmest of 67 yrs
Waterloo, IA 48.7 °F 42.9 °F +5.7 °F +2.7σ Warmest of 62 yrs
Wichita Falls, TX 63.8 °F 59.3 °F +4.5 °F +2.0σ 5th Warmest of 89 yrs
Wichita, KS 58.6 °F 52.3 °F +6.3 °F +3.2σ Warmest of 59 yrs
Williamsport, PA 50.2 °F 45.5 °F +4.7 °F +2.6σ Warmest of 64 yrs
Williston, ND 38.6 °F 36.4 °F +2.3 °F +1.1σ 16th Warmest of 117 yrs
Wilmington, DE 53.6 °F 49.8 °F +3.8 °F +2.4σ Warmest of 65 yrs
Wilmington, NC 62.5 °F 60.2 °F +2.3 °F +1.6σ 4th Warmest of 65 yrs
Worchester, MA 46.9 °F 42.2 °F +4.7 °F +3.0σ Warmest of 64 yrs
Yakima, WA 46.9 °F 46.8 °F +0.2 °F +0.2σ 27th Warmest of 66 yrs
Youngstown, OH 49.3 °F 44.0 °F +5.3 °F +2.6σ Warmest of 77 yrs