National Overview - September 2012
Warmest Warm Seasons and January-September Periods on Record

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Warmest Warm Seasons and January-September Periods on Record

So far, 2012 has been the warmest year on record for the contiguous United States. September marked the 16th consecutive month with temperature classified as "above normal". September is also the last month of the traditional "warm season", April through September. The following tables show the ten warmest warm season and January-September periods for each of the 48 states. The 2012 value is highlighted. Note: 2012 data are still considered preliminary. More final data will be available within months.

Most Unusually Warm Seasons and Warmest Jan-Sep periods on Record:

AS | AL | AZ | AR | CA | CO | CT | DE | FL | GA | ID | IL | IN | IA | KS | KY | LA | ME | MD | MA | MI | MN | MS | MO | MT | NE | NV | NH | NJ | NM | NY | NC | ND | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VT | VA | WA | WV | WI | WY | A1 | A2 | A3 | A4 | A5 | A6 | A7 | A8 | A9 |



NATIONAL (CONTIGUOUS U.S.)
Apr-Sep 2012: warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2012 +2.6°F
2nd Warm Season 1934 +2.0°F
  Warm Season 2006 +2.0°F
4th Warm Season 1936 +1.9°F
5th Warm Season 1998 +1.8°F
6th Warm Season 2002 +1.6°F
  Warm Season 2001 +1.6°F
8th Warm Season 2007 +1.5°F
  Warm Season 2010 +1.5°F
10th Warm Season 2011 +1.4°F
  Warm Season 2000 +1.4°F
  Warm Season 1977 +1.4°F
NATIONAL (CONTIGUOUS U.S.)
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +3.8°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2006 +2.5°F
  Jan-Sep 2000 +2.5°F
4th Jan-Sep 1998 +2.2°F
5th Jan-Sep 1934 +2.1°F
6th Jan-Sep 1990 +1.9°F
  Jan-Sep 1921 +1.9°F
8th Jan-Sep 2007 +1.6°F
  Jan-Sep 2005 +1.6°F
  Jan-Sep 1986 +1.6°F

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ALABAMA
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 50th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1925 +3.1°F
2nd Warm Season 2010 +2.6°F
3rd Warm Season 1896 +2.3°F
4th Warm Season 1954 +2.2°F
5th Warm Season 1936 +1.9°F
6th Warm Season 1941 +1.7°F
  Warm Season 1921 +1.7°F
  Warm Season 1902 +1.7°F
  Warm Season 1933 +1.7°F
10th Warm Season 1927 +1.6°F
  Warm Season 1943 +1.6°F
ALABAMA
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1925 +3.1°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1921 +2.7°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1927 +2.6°F
4th Jan-Sep 1911 +2.3°F
5th Jan-Sep 1932 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1938 +2.2°F
7th Jan-Sep 2012 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 1945 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 1954 +2.1°F
10th Jan-Sep 1933 +1.9°F

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ARIZONA
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 7th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2000 +4.1°F
2nd Warm Season 1896 +3.9°F
3rd Warm Season 2002 +3.5°F
4th Warm Season 1898 +3.2°F
5th Warm Season 2007 +3.0°F
  Warm Season 1994 +3.0°F
7th Warm Season 1996 +2.9°F
  Warm Season 2012 +2.9°F
  Warm Season 2001 +2.9°F
10th Warm Season 1989 +2.8°F
ARIZONA
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1896 +4.0°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2000 +3.9°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1996 +3.3°F
4th Jan-Sep 2003 +3.0°F
5th Jan-Sep 1900 +2.9°F
6th Jan-Sep 2002 +2.8°F
7th Jan-Sep 1989 +2.6°F
  Jan-Sep 1901 +2.6°F
  Jan-Sep 2012 +2.6°F
  Jan-Sep 1994 +2.6°F

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ARKANSAS
Apr-Sep 2012: 8th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1925 +3.2°F
2nd Warm Season 2010 +3.1°F
3rd Warm Season 1954 +3.0°F
  Warm Season 1896 +3.0°F
5th Warm Season 1936 +2.7°F
  Warm Season 1998 +2.7°F
7th Warm Season 1934 +2.5°F
8th Warm Season 2012 +2.3°F
9th Warm Season 1977 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 1980 +2.2°F
ARKANSAS
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +3.5°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1921 +3.2°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1925 +3.1°F
4th Jan-Sep 1954 +2.7°F
5th Jan-Sep 1911 +2.6°F
6th Jan-Sep 1938 +2.5°F
7th Jan-Sep 1998 +2.4°F
8th Jan-Sep 1932 +2.1°F
9th Jan-Sep 1986 +2.0°F
10th Jan-Sep 1896 +1.8°F
  Jan-Sep 1927 +1.8°F

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CALIFORNIA
Apr-Sep 2012: 4th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1992 +2.6°F
2nd Warm Season 1981 +2.5°F
  Warm Season 1897 +2.5°F
4th Warm Season 2012 +2.3°F
5th Warm Season 1997 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 2009 +2.2°F
7th Warm Season 1996 +2.1°F
  Warm Season 1898 +2.1°F
9th Warm Season 1984 +2.0°F
10th Warm Season 2001 +1.9°F
  Warm Season 1896 +1.9°F
CALIFORNIA
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1997 +2.4°F
  Jan-Sep 1996 +2.4°F
  Jan-Sep 1981 +2.4°F
  Jan-Sep 1992 +2.4°F
5th Jan-Sep 1984 +2.2°F
6th Jan-Sep 1934 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 1926 +2.1°F
8th Jan-Sep 2012 +2.0°F
9th Jan-Sep 1986 +1.9°F
10th Jan-Sep 2009 +1.8°F
  Jan-Sep 2003 +1.8°F
  Jan-Sep 2004 +1.8°F
  Jan-Sep 2000 +1.8°F

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COLORADO
Apr-Sep 2012: warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2012 +4.2°F
2nd Warm Season 1934 +3.4°F
3rd Warm Season 2000 +3.2°F
  Warm Season 2002 +3.2°F
5th Warm Season 1954 +2.9°F
6th Warm Season 2001 +2.7°F
7th Warm Season 1963 +2.5°F
8th Warm Season 1981 +2.3°F
  Warm Season 1936 +2.3°F
10th Warm Season 2007 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 2006 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 2003 +2.2°F
COLORADO
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1934 +4.3°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2012 +4.2°F
3rd Jan-Sep 2000 +3.9°F
4th Jan-Sep 1954 +3.4°F
5th Jan-Sep 2003 +2.7°F
  Jan-Sep 1981 +2.7°F
7th Jan-Sep 1986 +2.5°F
8th Jan-Sep 2006 +2.3°F
9th Jan-Sep 2001 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 2005 +2.2°F

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CONNECTICUT
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 4th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1912 +3.6°F
  Warm Season 2010 +3.6°F
3rd Warm Season 1991 +2.6°F
4th Warm Season 2011 +2.5°F
  Warm Season 2012 +2.5°F
6th Warm Season 1999 +2.3°F
7th Warm Season 1998 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 2005 +2.2°F
9th Warm Season 2002 +2.0°F
10th Warm Season 1921 +1.9°F
CONNECTICUT
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +4.3°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1998 +3.6°F
3rd Jan-Sep 2010 +3.5°F
4th Jan-Sep 2002 +3.4°F
5th Jan-Sep 1991 +3.0°F
6th Jan-Sep 1921 +2.6°F
  Jan-Sep 1949 +2.6°F
8th Jan-Sep 1999 +2.3°F
  Jan-Sep 1953 +2.3°F
10th Jan-Sep 2006 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1913 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1990 +2.2°F

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DELAWARE
Apr-Sep 2012: 3rd warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2010 +4.7°F
2nd Warm Season 2011 +4.3°F
3rd Warm Season 2012 +3.0°F
4th Warm Season 2002 +2.5°F
5th Warm Season 1991 +2.4°F
6th Warm Season 1959 +2.1°F
  Warm Season 1980 +2.1°F
8th Warm Season 1900 +1.8°F
9th Warm Season 2006 +1.7°F
  Warm Season 1998 +1.7°F
DELAWARE
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +4.4°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2002 +3.4°F
3rd Jan-Sep 2011 +3.1°F
4th Jan-Sep 1998 +3.0°F
  Jan-Sep 2010 +3.0°F
6th Jan-Sep 1991 +2.8°F
  Jan-Sep 1921 +2.8°F
8th Jan-Sep 2006 +2.4°F
9th Jan-Sep 1990 +2.3°F
10th Jan-Sep 1913 +2.0°F
  Jan-Sep 2008 +2.0°F

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FLORIDA
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 14th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2010 +2.0°F
2nd Warm Season 1998 +1.7°F
3rd Warm Season 2011 +1.6°F
4th Warm Season 1991 +1.4°F
5th Warm Season 2002 +1.1°F
6th Warm Season 1954 +1.0°F
  Warm Season 1927 +1.0°F
8th Warm Season 1945 +0.9°F
  Warm Season 1912 +0.9°F
  Warm Season 1995 +0.9°F
FLORIDA
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1990 +1.9°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1991 +1.7°F
  Jan-Sep 1949 +1.7°F
4th Jan-Sep 2012 +1.6°F
5th Jan-Sep 1945 +1.5°F
6th Jan-Sep 1957 +1.4°F
7th Jan-Sep 1989 +1.3°F
  Jan-Sep 1927 +1.3°F
9th Jan-Sep 1974 +1.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1932 +1.2°F

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GEORGIA
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 42nd warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1925 +3.1°F
2nd Warm Season 1896 +2.3°F
3rd Warm Season 2010 +2.2°F
4th Warm Season 1954 +1.7°F
5th Warm Season 1911 +1.6°F
  Warm Season 2011 +1.6°F
7th Warm Season 1915 +1.5°F
  Warm Season 1998 +1.5°F
  Warm Season 1941 +1.5°F
  Warm Season 1933 +1.5°F
GEORGIA
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1925 +2.9°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1921 +2.5°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1911 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1927 +2.2°F
5th Jan-Sep 1932 +2.0°F
6th Jan-Sep 2012 +1.9°F
7th Jan-Sep 1990 +1.8°F
  Jan-Sep 1954 +1.8°F
  Jan-Sep 1933 +1.8°F
10th Jan-Sep 1952 +1.7°F
  Jan-Sep 1945 +1.7°F

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IDAHO
Apr-Sep 2012: 6th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1994 +3.0°F
2nd Warm Season 1934 +2.9°F
3rd Warm Season 2003 +2.7°F
4th Warm Season 2007 +2.6°F
  Warm Season 1940 +2.6°F
6th Warm Season 2012 +2.3°F
7th Warm Season 2006 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 1936 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 2001 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 1931 +2.2°F
IDAHO
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1934 +4.8°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2003 +3.6°F
  Jan-Sep 1992 +3.6°F
4th Jan-Sep 1994 +3.2°F
5th Jan-Sep 1940 +2.9°F
6th Jan-Sep 2012 +2.7°F
  Jan-Sep 2007 +2.7°F
  Jan-Sep 2000 +2.7°F
9th Jan-Sep 1998 +2.6°F
10th Jan-Sep 1990 +2.3°F

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ILLINOIS
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 9th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1936 +3.2°F
2nd Warm Season 1921 +3.1°F
  Warm Season 2010 +3.1°F
4th Warm Season 1934 +2.9°F
5th Warm Season 1991 +2.6°F
  Warm Season 1941 +2.6°F
7th Warm Season 1955 +2.5°F
8th Warm Season 1933 +2.3°F
9th Warm Season 1954 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 2012 +2.2°F
ILLINOIS
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1921 +4.5°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2012 +4.4°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1998 +3.0°F
4th Jan-Sep 1933 +2.7°F
5th Jan-Sep 1954 +2.6°F
6th Jan-Sep 1938 +2.5°F
7th Jan-Sep 1987 +2.4°F
8th Jan-Sep 1991 +2.3°F
9th Jan-Sep 2005 +2.2°F
10th Jan-Sep 2006 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 1925 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 1931 +2.1°F

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INDIANA
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 12th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1921 +3.3°F
2nd Warm Season 2010 +3.2°F
3rd Warm Season 1934 +2.7°F
4th Warm Season 1936 +2.6°F
  Warm Season 1941 +2.6°F
6th Warm Season 1991 +2.5°F
  Warm Season 1933 +2.5°F
8th Warm Season 1955 +2.3°F
  Warm Season 1977 +2.3°F
10th Warm Season 1900 +2.0°F
  Warm Season 1944 +2.0°F
INDIANA
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1921 +4.4°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2012 +4.0°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1998 +3.1°F
4th Jan-Sep 1933 +2.7°F
5th Jan-Sep 1991 +2.4°F
  Jan-Sep 1938 +2.4°F
7th Jan-Sep 1954 +2.3°F
  Jan-Sep 2002 +2.3°F
9th Jan-Sep 1953 +2.2°F
10th Jan-Sep 1987 +2.1°F

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IOWA
Apr-Sep 2012: 9th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1936 +3.6°F
2nd Warm Season 1955 +3.5°F
3rd Warm Season 1934 +3.4°F
4th Warm Season 1988 +3.3°F
5th Warm Season 1977 +2.9°F
6th Warm Season 1921 +2.8°F
7th Warm Season 1941 +2.7°F
8th Warm Season 1987 +2.6°F
9th Warm Season 2012 +2.5°F
10th Warm Season 1931 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 2010 +2.2°F
IOWA
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +5.1°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1987 +4.3°F
  Jan-Sep 1921 +4.3°F
4th Jan-Sep 1931 +3.6°F
5th Jan-Sep 1998 +3.0°F
  Jan-Sep 1934 +3.0°F
7th Jan-Sep 2006 +2.7°F
  Jan-Sep 2000 +2.7°F
9th Jan-Sep 1933 +2.6°F
10th Jan-Sep 1990 +2.4°F
  Jan-Sep 1938 +2.4°F

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KANSAS
Apr-Sep 2012: 4th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1934 +4.1°F
2nd Warm Season 1936 +3.9°F
3rd Warm Season 1954 +3.4°F
4th Warm Season 2012 +3.1°F
5th Warm Season 1963 +2.9°F
6th Warm Season 1939 +2.6°F
7th Warm Season 1956 +2.4°F
8th Warm Season 1955 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 1980 +2.2°F
10th Warm Season 1977 +2.1°F
  Warm Season 1933 +2.1°F
KANSAS
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +4.4°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1934 +3.5°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1954 +3.3°F
4th Jan-Sep 1986 +3.1°F
5th Jan-Sep 1946 +2.9°F
6th Jan-Sep 2000 +2.8°F
7th Jan-Sep 2006 +2.7°F
  Jan-Sep 1921 +2.7°F
9th Jan-Sep 1938 +2.5°F
10th Jan-Sep 1939 +2.3°F
  Jan-Sep 1911 +2.3°F
  Jan-Sep 1953 +2.3°F
  Jan-Sep 1933 +2.3°F

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KENTUCKY
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 23rd warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2010 +3.0°F
2nd Warm Season 1921 +2.9°F
3rd Warm Season 1936 +2.8°F
4th Warm Season 1896 +2.6°F
5th Warm Season 1941 +2.3°F
6th Warm Season 1900 +2.1°F
  Warm Season 1925 +2.1°F
8th Warm Season 1991 +2.0°F
9th Warm Season 1930 +1.9°F
  Warm Season 1906 +1.9°F
KENTUCKY
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1921 +3.9°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2012 +3.0°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1998 +2.4°F
  Jan-Sep 1925 +2.4°F
5th Jan-Sep 1938 +2.3°F
6th Jan-Sep 1953 +2.2°F
7th Jan-Sep 1952 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 1954 +2.1°F
9th Jan-Sep 1991 +2.0°F
10th Jan-Sep 2002 +1.9°F

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LOUISIANA
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 8th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2010 +2.8°F
2nd Warm Season 2011 +2.6°F
3rd Warm Season 1998 +2.4°F
4th Warm Season 1925 +1.5°F
  Warm Season 1980 +1.5°F
  Warm Season 1896 +1.5°F
7th Warm Season 1948 +1.3°F
8th Warm Season 2006 +1.2°F
  Warm Season 1911 +1.2°F
  Warm Season 2012 +1.2°F
  Warm Season 1999 +1.2°F
  Warm Season 1943 +1.2°F
LOUISIANA
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1911 +3.0°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2012 +2.6°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1921 +2.3°F
  Jan-Sep 1927 +2.3°F
5th Jan-Sep 1998 +2.0°F
  Jan-Sep 2000 +2.0°F
7th Jan-Sep 1999 +1.8°F
  Jan-Sep 1907 +1.8°F
9th Jan-Sep 2011 +1.7°F
  Jan-Sep 1925 +1.7°F

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MAINE
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 7th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1913 +3.0°F
  Warm Season 2010 +3.0°F
3rd Warm Season 1937 +2.8°F
4th Warm Season 1999 +2.7°F
5th Warm Season 1911 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 1921 +2.2°F
7th Warm Season 1949 +2.0°F
  Warm Season 2012 +2.0°F
9th Warm Season 1952 +1.9°F
10th Warm Season 1955 +1.6°F
  Warm Season 1901 +1.6°F
MAINE
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2010 +4.4°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1913 +3.6°F
3rd Jan-Sep 2012 +3.1°F
4th Jan-Sep 1937 +3.0°F
5th Jan-Sep 1999 +2.7°F
6th Jan-Sep 1921 +2.5°F
  Jan-Sep 1953 +2.5°F
8th Jan-Sep 2006 +2.3°F
9th Jan-Sep 1998 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1898 +2.2°F

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MARYLAND
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 5th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2010 +4.0°F
2nd Warm Season 2011 +3.0°F
3rd Warm Season 1991 +2.6°F
4th Warm Season 2002 +2.5°F
5th Warm Season 1998 +2.3°F
  Warm Season 2012 +2.3°F
  Warm Season 1959 +2.3°F
8th Warm Season 1900 +1.9°F
9th Warm Season 1987 +1.8°F
  Warm Season 2004 +1.8°F
  Warm Season 2005 +1.8°F
MARYLAND
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +3.8°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1998 +3.4°F
3rd Jan-Sep 2002 +3.3°F
4th Jan-Sep 1991 +2.9°F
5th Jan-Sep 1921 +2.8°F
6th Jan-Sep 2010 +2.7°F
7th Jan-Sep 1953 +2.3°F
8th Jan-Sep 2006 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1990 +2.2°F
10th Jan-Sep 2011 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 1949 +2.1°F

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MASSACHUSETTS
Apr-Sep 2012: 3rd warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2010 +3.4°F
2nd Warm Season 1949 +2.4°F
3rd Warm Season 2012 +2.2°F
4th Warm Season 1999 +2.1°F
5th Warm Season 1955 +1.9°F
  Warm Season 1959 +1.9°F
7th Warm Season 2011 +1.6°F
8th Warm Season 1991 +1.5°F
  Warm Season 1998 +1.5°F
  Warm Season 2005 +1.5°F
  Warm Season 1952 +1.5°F
  Warm Season 1944 +1.5°F
  Warm Season 1930 +1.5°F
MASSACHUSETTS
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +3.8°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2010 +3.3°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1949 +3.1°F
4th Jan-Sep 1998 +2.9°F
5th Jan-Sep 2002 +2.8°F
6th Jan-Sep 1999 +2.4°F
7th Jan-Sep 1921 +2.3°F
8th Jan-Sep 1953 +2.1°F
9th Jan-Sep 1991 +2.0°F
10th Jan-Sep 2006 +1.8°F
  Jan-Sep 1952 +1.8°F
  Jan-Sep 1933 +1.8°F

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MICHIGAN
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 12th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1921 +4.8°F
2nd Warm Season 1955 +3.4°F
3rd Warm Season 1895 +3.1°F
4th Warm Season 1896 +2.9°F
5th Warm Season 2010 +2.8°F
6th Warm Season 1900 +2.6°F
  Warm Season 1987 +2.6°F
8th Warm Season 1998 +2.5°F
9th Warm Season 2005 +2.4°F
10th Warm Season 1906 +2.3°F
MICHIGAN
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1921 +5.1°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2012 +4.5°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1998 +4.0°F
4th Jan-Sep 1987 +3.4°F
5th Jan-Sep 2010 +3.2°F
6th Jan-Sep 1919 +2.7°F
7th Jan-Sep 2006 +2.6°F
8th Jan-Sep 1991 +2.4°F
  Jan-Sep 1898 +2.4°F
10th Jan-Sep 1931 +2.3°F
  Jan-Sep 1955 +2.3°F

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MINNESOTA
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 7th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1988 +3.8°F
2nd Warm Season 1955 +3.7°F
3rd Warm Season 1987 +3.4°F
4th Warm Season 1900 +3.0°F
  Warm Season 1998 +3.0°F
6th Warm Season 1921 +2.8°F
7th Warm Season 2006 +2.6°F
  Warm Season 1941 +2.6°F
  Warm Season 2012 +2.6°F
10th Warm Season 1933 +2.5°F
  Warm Season 1931 +2.5°F
MINNESOTA
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1987 +5.7°F
  Jan-Sep 2012 +5.7°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1998 +4.7°F
4th Jan-Sep 1931 +4.5°F
5th Jan-Sep 2006 +3.9°F
6th Jan-Sep 1921 +3.7°F
7th Jan-Sep 1990 +2.9°F
8th Jan-Sep 1983 +2.8°F
9th Jan-Sep 1991 +2.7°F
  Jan-Sep 2010 +2.7°F
  Jan-Sep 2000 +2.7°F

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MISSISSIPPI
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 35th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1925 +2.9°F
2nd Warm Season 2010 +2.7°F
3rd Warm Season 1943 +2.0°F
4th Warm Season 1954 +1.9°F
5th Warm Season 1896 +1.8°F
6th Warm Season 1998 +1.7°F
7th Warm Season 1936 +1.6°F
  Warm Season 1927 +1.6°F
  Warm Season 1921 +1.6°F
  Warm Season 1930 +1.6°F
  Warm Season 1902 +1.6°F
  Warm Season 1933 +1.6°F
MISSISSIPPI
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1921 +3.0°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1925 +2.9°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1911 +2.8°F
4th Jan-Sep 1927 +2.6°F
5th Jan-Sep 1938 +2.5°F
6th Jan-Sep 2012 +2.2°F
7th Jan-Sep 1932 +2.0°F
  Jan-Sep 1954 +2.0°F
  Jan-Sep 1933 +2.0°F
10th Jan-Sep 1939 +1.7°F

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MISSOURI
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 4th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1936 +4.0°F
2nd Warm Season 1934 +3.5°F
  Warm Season 1954 +3.5°F
4th Warm Season 2012 +2.7°F
  Warm Season 2010 +2.7°F
6th Warm Season 1941 +2.4°F
7th Warm Season 1980 +2.3°F
8th Warm Season 1977 +2.2°F
9th Warm Season 1955 +2.1°F
10th Warm Season 1913 +2.0°F
MISSOURI
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +4.6°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1921 +3.4°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1954 +3.3°F
4th Jan-Sep 1938 +3.0°F
5th Jan-Sep 1934 +2.4°F
  Jan-Sep 1953 +2.4°F
7th Jan-Sep 2006 +2.3°F
8th Jan-Sep 1998 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1986 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1911 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1933 +2.2°F

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MONTANA
Apr-Sep 2012: 5th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1936 +3.6°F
2nd Warm Season 1988 +3.5°F
3rd Warm Season 2006 +2.7°F
  Warm Season 1998 +2.7°F
5th Warm Season 2012 +2.5°F
6th Warm Season 1897 +2.4°F
  Warm Season 2003 +2.4°F
8th Warm Season 2001 +2.3°F
  Warm Season 1940 +2.3°F
10th Warm Season 2007 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 1987 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 1919 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 1994 +2.2°F
MONTANA
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +4.1°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2006 +3.7°F
  Jan-Sep 1934 +3.7°F
4th Jan-Sep 1987 +3.6°F
5th Jan-Sep 1931 +3.5°F
6th Jan-Sep 1992 +3.4°F
7th Jan-Sep 1981 +3.3°F
8th Jan-Sep 1988 +3.1°F
9th Jan-Sep 1998 +3.0°F
10th Jan-Sep 2007 +2.9°F
  Jan-Sep 1961 +2.9°F
  Jan-Sep 1986 +2.9°F

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NEBRASKA
Apr-Sep 2012: 3rd warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1934 +3.9°F
  Warm Season 1936 +3.9°F
3rd Warm Season 2012 +3.3°F
4th Warm Season 1955 +3.1°F
5th Warm Season 1939 +2.9°F
6th Warm Season 1937 +2.4°F
  Warm Season 1977 +2.4°F
  Warm Season 1931 +2.4°F
  Warm Season 1963 +2.4°F
10th Warm Season 1900 +2.1°F
  Warm Season 1948 +2.1°F
  Warm Season 1954 +2.1°F
NEBRASKA
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +4.8°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1934 +3.9°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1931 +3.2°F
4th Jan-Sep 2000 +3.0°F
5th Jan-Sep 1921 +2.9°F
6th Jan-Sep 2006 +2.8°F
  Jan-Sep 1946 +2.8°F
8th Jan-Sep 1987 +2.6°F
9th Jan-Sep 1938 +2.5°F
10th Jan-Sep 1986 +2.4°F
  Jan-Sep 1954 +2.4°F

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NEVADA
Apr-Sep 2012: 2nd warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1934 +3.3°F
2nd Warm Season 2012 +3.2°F
3rd Warm Season 1931 +3.0°F
4th Warm Season 2007 +2.9°F
  Warm Season 2001 +2.9°F
6th Warm Season 1994 +2.7°F
7th Warm Season 1936 +2.6°F
  Warm Season 2000 +2.6°F
  Warm Season 1992 +2.6°F
  Warm Season 1940 +2.6°F
NEVADA
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1934 +4.6°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2003 +3.2°F
3rd Jan-Sep 2000 +3.1°F
4th Jan-Sep 2012 +3.0°F
5th Jan-Sep 1992 +2.8°F
6th Jan-Sep 1940 +2.7°F
  Jan-Sep 1931 +2.7°F
  Jan-Sep 1994 +2.7°F
9th Jan-Sep 1986 +2.6°F
  Jan-Sep 1981 +2.6°F

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NEW HAMPSHIRE
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 2nd warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2010 +3.0°F
2nd Warm Season 1955 +2.5°F
  Warm Season 2012 +2.5°F
4th Warm Season 1999 +2.4°F
5th Warm Season 2011 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 1959 +2.2°F
7th Warm Season 1998 +1.9°F
  Warm Season 1895 +1.9°F
9th Warm Season 2005 +1.8°F
  Warm Season 1949 +1.8°F
NEW HAMPSHIRE
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +4.2°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2010 +3.7°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1998 +3.2°F
4th Jan-Sep 2002 +2.9°F
5th Jan-Sep 1949 +2.7°F
6th Jan-Sep 1999 +2.6°F
7th Jan-Sep 1953 +2.4°F
8th Jan-Sep 1991 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1990 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1983 +2.2°F

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NEW JERSEY
Apr-Sep 2012: 3rd warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2010 +4.6°F
2nd Warm Season 2011 +3.5°F
3rd Warm Season 2012 +2.7°F
4th Warm Season 2005 +2.5°F
5th Warm Season 1991 +2.4°F
  Warm Season 1959 +2.4°F
7th Warm Season 1955 +2.2°F
8th Warm Season 1998 +2.1°F
  Warm Season 2002 +2.1°F
10th Warm Season 2006 +1.8°F
  Warm Season 1999 +1.8°F
NEW JERSEY
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +4.2°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2010 +3.8°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1998 +3.7°F
4th Jan-Sep 2002 +3.3°F
5th Jan-Sep 1991 +2.8°F
  Jan-Sep 1949 +2.8°F
7th Jan-Sep 2006 +2.7°F
8th Jan-Sep 2011 +2.5°F
9th Jan-Sep 1921 +2.4°F
10th Jan-Sep 2008 +2.3°F

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NEW MEXICO
Apr-Sep 2012: 2nd warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2000 +3.0°F
2nd Warm Season 2012 +2.9°F
3rd Warm Season 2011 +2.8°F
  Warm Season 2002 +2.8°F
5th Warm Season 1934 +2.1°F
  Warm Season 1954 +2.1°F
  Warm Season 2001 +2.1°F
8th Warm Season 2003 +2.0°F
  Warm Season 1994 +2.0°F
10th Warm Season 2010 +1.9°F
NEW MEXICO
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2000 +3.4°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2012 +2.8°F
3rd Jan-Sep 2003 +2.3°F
4th Jan-Sep 1934 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1954 +2.2°F
6th Jan-Sep 2011 +2.1°F
7th Jan-Sep 1996 +1.9°F
  Jan-Sep 2002 +1.9°F
9th Jan-Sep 2006 +1.8°F
  Jan-Sep 1943 +1.8°F

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NEW YORK
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 7th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2010 +3.3°F
2nd Warm Season 1921 +3.1°F
3rd Warm Season 1955 +3.0°F
4th Warm Season 1959 +2.7°F
5th Warm Season 2005 +2.5°F
6th Warm Season 2011 +2.4°F
7th Warm Season 1949 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 2012 +2.2°F
9th Warm Season 1998 +2.1°F
  Warm Season 1999 +2.1°F
NEW YORK
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +4.3°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1998 +3.6°F
  Jan-Sep 1921 +3.6°F
4th Jan-Sep 2010 +3.4°F
5th Jan-Sep 1949 +3.2°F
6th Jan-Sep 2002 +3.0°F
7th Jan-Sep 1991 +2.5°F
  Jan-Sep 1933 +2.5°F
9th Jan-Sep 1953 +2.4°F
10th Jan-Sep 2006 +2.2°F

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NORTH CAROLINA
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 29th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2010 +3.1°F
2nd Warm Season 2011 +2.1°F
3rd Warm Season 1900 +2.0°F
4th Warm Season 1896 +1.9°F
5th Warm Season 2002 +1.7°F
  Warm Season 1933 +1.7°F
7th Warm Season 1991 +1.5°F
  Warm Season 1977 +1.5°F
  Warm Season 1998 +1.5°F
  Warm Season 1941 +1.5°F
  Warm Season 1925 +1.5°F
NORTH CAROLINA
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 1921 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 1933 +2.1°F
4th Jan-Sep 1990 +2.0°F
5th Jan-Sep 1925 +1.9°F
6th Jan-Sep 1991 +1.8°F
  Jan-Sep 1949 +1.8°F
  Jan-Sep 2002 +1.8°F
9th Jan-Sep 1998 +1.7°F
  Jan-Sep 1939 +1.7°F
  Jan-Sep 1945 +1.7°F
  Jan-Sep 1932 +1.7°F

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NORTH DAKOTA
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 8th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1988 +4.5°F
2nd Warm Season 1936 +3.5°F
3rd Warm Season 1987 +3.4°F
4th Warm Season 2006 +3.2°F
5th Warm Season 1998 +3.0°F
6th Warm Season 1991 +2.8°F
7th Warm Season 1900 +2.7°F
8th Warm Season 1976 +2.6°F
  Warm Season 2012 +2.6°F
10th Warm Season 1955 +2.5°F
NORTH DAKOTA
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +5.9°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1987 +5.7°F
3rd Jan-Sep 2006 +5.0°F
4th Jan-Sep 1931 +4.6°F
5th Jan-Sep 1990 +4.1°F
6th Jan-Sep 1991 +4.0°F
7th Jan-Sep 1998 +3.9°F
  Jan-Sep 1981 +3.9°F
9th Jan-Sep 1988 +3.6°F
10th Jan-Sep 1983 +3.3°F
  Jan-Sep 2000 +3.3°F

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OHIO
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 8th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2010 +3.5°F
2nd Warm Season 1921 +3.0°F
3rd Warm Season 1934 +2.9°F
4th Warm Season 1991 +2.8°F
5th Warm Season 1955 +2.7°F
6th Warm Season 1959 +2.4°F
  Warm Season 1933 +2.4°F
8th Warm Season 1941 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 2012 +2.2°F
10th Warm Season 2002 +2.1°F
OHIO
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +4.0°F
  Jan-Sep 1921 +4.0°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1998 +3.5°F
4th Jan-Sep 1991 +2.9°F
  Jan-Sep 2002 +2.9°F
6th Jan-Sep 1933 +2.7°F
7th Jan-Sep 1938 +2.3°F
8th Jan-Sep 1949 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1953 +2.2°F
10th Jan-Sep 1955 +2.1°F

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OKLAHOMA
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 4th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2011 +3.9°F
2nd Warm Season 1954 +3.6°F
3rd Warm Season 1936 +3.3°F
4th Warm Season 1998 +3.0°F
  Warm Season 2012 +3.0°F
6th Warm Season 1934 +2.9°F
  Warm Season 1956 +2.9°F
8th Warm Season 1896 +2.6°F
9th Warm Season 1980 +2.5°F
  Warm Season 1963 +2.5°F
OKLAHOMA
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +4.0°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1954 +3.4°F
3rd Jan-Sep 2006 +2.7°F
  Jan-Sep 1986 +2.7°F
5th Jan-Sep 2011 +2.5°F
  Jan-Sep 1911 +2.5°F
7th Jan-Sep 1998 +2.4°F
8th Jan-Sep 1934 +2.3°F
  Jan-Sep 1925 +2.3°F
10th Jan-Sep 1956 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 1921 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 1938 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 2000 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 1953 +2.1°F

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OREGON
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 20th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1992 +2.7°F
2nd Warm Season 1990 +2.2°F
3rd Warm Season 1926 +2.1°F
  Warm Season 1994 +2.1°F
5th Warm Season 2003 +2.0°F
6th Warm Season 1987 +1.9°F
  Warm Season 2006 +1.9°F
  Warm Season 1940 +1.9°F
9th Warm Season 1934 +1.8°F
  Warm Season 2004 +1.8°F
  Warm Season 1958 +1.8°F
OREGON
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1992 +3.6°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1934 +3.5°F
3rd Jan-Sep 2003 +2.7°F
4th Jan-Sep 1926 +2.6°F
5th Jan-Sep 1994 +2.3°F
6th Jan-Sep 1940 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 1990 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 1925 +2.1°F
9th Jan-Sep 1958 +2.0°F
10th Jan-Sep 1998 +1.9°F
  Jan-Sep 2004 +1.9°F

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PENNSYLVANIA
Apr-Sep 2012: 13th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1921 +2.9°F
2nd Warm Season 1900 +2.6°F
3rd Warm Season 2010 +2.5°F
4th Warm Season 1959 +2.4°F
5th Warm Season 1955 +2.3°F
6th Warm Season 1934 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 1991 +2.2°F
8th Warm Season 2011 +2.0°F
  Warm Season 1933 +2.0°F
  Warm Season 1896 +2.0°F
PENNSYLVANIA
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1921 +3.8°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2012 +3.4°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1998 +3.2°F
4th Jan-Sep 2002 +2.6°F
5th Jan-Sep 1991 +2.4°F
  Jan-Sep 1933 +2.4°F
7th Jan-Sep 1949 +2.3°F
8th Jan-Sep 1953 +2.0°F
9th Jan-Sep 1932 +1.8°F
  Jan-Sep 1898 +1.8°F
  Jan-Sep 2010 +1.8°F

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RHODE ISLAND
Apr-Sep 2012: 4th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2010 +4.9°F
2nd Warm Season 2011 +3.4°F
  Warm Season 1999 +3.4°F
4th Warm Season 2012 +2.9°F
5th Warm Season 2001 +2.6°F
6th Warm Season 1998 +2.5°F
  Warm Season 2005 +2.5°F
8th Warm Season 1949 +2.4°F
  Warm Season 2002 +2.4°F
  Warm Season 1969 +2.4°F
  Warm Season 2008 +2.4°F
RHODE ISLAND
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +4.0°F
  Jan-Sep 2010 +4.0°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1998 +3.4°F
  Jan-Sep 2002 +3.4°F
5th Jan-Sep 1999 +3.3°F
6th Jan-Sep 1949 +3.1°F
7th Jan-Sep 2006 +2.4°F
8th Jan-Sep 1991 +2.3°F
  Jan-Sep 1952 +2.3°F
10th Jan-Sep 2008 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1951 +2.2°F

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SOUTH CAROLINA
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 35th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2010 +2.9°F
2nd Warm Season 1925 +2.6°F
3rd Warm Season 1896 +2.5°F
4th Warm Season 2011 +2.2°F
5th Warm Season 1911 +1.9°F
6th Warm Season 1954 +1.8°F
7th Warm Season 1986 +1.6°F
  Warm Season 1998 +1.6°F
9th Warm Season 1977 +1.4°F
  Warm Season 1941 +1.4°F
  Warm Season 1933 +1.4°F
SOUTH CAROLINA
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1925 +2.6°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1911 +2.3°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1990 +2.1°F
4th Jan-Sep 2012 +2.0°F
  Jan-Sep 1921 +2.0°F
6th Jan-Sep 1954 +1.9°F
7th Jan-Sep 1939 +1.8°F
8th Jan-Sep 1945 +1.7°F
  Jan-Sep 1933 +1.7°F
10th Jan-Sep 1932 +1.6°F
  Jan-Sep 1953 +1.6°F

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SOUTH DAKOTA
Apr-Sep 2012: 2nd warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1936 +4.6°F
2nd Warm Season 2012 +3.4°F
3rd Warm Season 1931 +3.3°F
  Warm Season 1988 +3.3°F
5th Warm Season 1934 +3.2°F
6th Warm Season 1955 +3.1°F
7th Warm Season 1939 +2.8°F
8th Warm Season 1933 +2.7°F
9th Warm Season 1900 +2.6°F
10th Warm Season 1987 +2.5°F
  Warm Season 1976 +2.5°F
SOUTH DAKOTA
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +5.7°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1931 +4.8°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1987 +4.2°F
4th Jan-Sep 1934 +3.9°F
5th Jan-Sep 2006 +3.8°F
6th Jan-Sep 1921 +3.4°F
7th Jan-Sep 1981 +3.3°F
8th Jan-Sep 2000 +3.2°F
9th Jan-Sep 1976 +3.1°F
10th Jan-Sep 1990 +2.9°F

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TENNESSEE
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 25th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2010 +2.9°F
2nd Warm Season 1925 +2.8°F
3rd Warm Season 1941 +2.6°F
4th Warm Season 1936 +2.5°F
5th Warm Season 1954 +2.3°F
6th Warm Season 1921 +2.2°F
7th Warm Season 1896 +2.1°F
8th Warm Season 1934 +1.9°F
9th Warm Season 1930 +1.8°F
10th Warm Season 1977 +1.6°F
  Warm Season 1933 +1.6°F
TENNESSEE
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1921 +3.5°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1925 +2.9°F
3rd Jan-Sep 2012 +2.7°F
4th Jan-Sep 1911 +2.3°F
  Jan-Sep 1954 +2.3°F
6th Jan-Sep 1938 +2.2°F
7th Jan-Sep 1952 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 1932 +2.1°F
9th Jan-Sep 1953 +2.0°F
10th Jan-Sep 1998 +1.9°F

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TEXAS
Apr-Sep 2012: 3rd warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2011 +4.0°F
2nd Warm Season 1998 +2.5°F
3rd Warm Season 2012 +2.3°F
4th Warm Season 1925 +2.1°F
5th Warm Season 1934 +2.0°F
6th Warm Season 1954 +1.9°F
  Warm Season 1963 +1.9°F
8th Warm Season 2000 +1.8°F
  Warm Season 1896 +1.8°F
10th Warm Season 2006 +1.7°F
  Warm Season 1902 +1.7°F
TEXAS
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2011 +2.9°F
  Jan-Sep 1911 +2.9°F
3rd Jan-Sep 2000 +2.8°F
4th Jan-Sep 2012 +2.6°F
5th Jan-Sep 2006 +2.3°F
  Jan-Sep 1925 +2.3°F
7th Jan-Sep 1998 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 1954 +2.1°F
9th Jan-Sep 1921 +2.0°F
10th Jan-Sep 1927 +1.9°F

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UTAH
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 2nd warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2007 +3.9°F
2nd Warm Season 2000 +3.7°F
  Warm Season 2012 +3.7°F
4th Warm Season 1994 +3.3°F
5th Warm Season 2002 +3.2°F
6th Warm Season 2001 +3.1°F
7th Warm Season 2003 +2.8°F
8th Warm Season 2006 +2.6°F
9th Warm Season 1934 +2.3°F
  Warm Season 1981 +2.3°F
  Warm Season 1990 +2.3°F
UTAH
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2000 +4.3°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2012 +4.0°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1934 +3.8°F
4th Jan-Sep 2003 +3.5°F
5th Jan-Sep 1994 +3.4°F
6th Jan-Sep 2007 +3.1°F
7th Jan-Sep 2001 +3.0°F
8th Jan-Sep 1986 +2.8°F
  Jan-Sep 1981 +2.8°F
10th Jan-Sep 1996 +2.4°F

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VERMONT
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 4th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2010 +2.9°F
2nd Warm Season 1955 +2.8°F
3rd Warm Season 1959 +2.7°F
4th Warm Season 2012 +2.4°F
  Warm Season 1921 +2.4°F
6th Warm Season 1949 +2.3°F
7th Warm Season 2005 +2.2°F
8th Warm Season 2011 +2.1°F
  Warm Season 1999 +2.1°F
10th Warm Season 1973 +2.0°F
VERMONT
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +4.2°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2010 +3.9°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1949 +3.3°F
4th Jan-Sep 1998 +3.1°F
5th Jan-Sep 1953 +3.0°F
6th Jan-Sep 1921 +2.9°F
7th Jan-Sep 1973 +2.7°F
8th Jan-Sep 2002 +2.5°F
  Jan-Sep 1933 +2.5°F
10th Jan-Sep 2006 +2.4°F
  Jan-Sep 1937 +2.4°F

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VIRGINIA
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 15th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2010 +3.6°F
2nd Warm Season 1900 +2.3°F
3rd Warm Season 2011 +2.2°F
4th Warm Season 1959 +2.0°F
  Warm Season 1930 +2.0°F
6th Warm Season 1934 +1.9°F
  Warm Season 1991 +1.9°F
8th Warm Season 1921 +1.8°F
  Warm Season 1933 +1.8°F
10th Warm Season 1941 +1.7°F
  Warm Season 2002 +1.7°F
  Warm Season 1953 +1.7°F
  Warm Season 1896 +1.7°F
VIRGINIA
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +2.9°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1921 +2.8°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1953 +2.4°F
4th Jan-Sep 1991 +2.3°F
5th Jan-Sep 1998 +2.2°F
6th Jan-Sep 1990 +2.1°F
7th Jan-Sep 1930 +2.0°F
  Jan-Sep 1932 +2.0°F
  Jan-Sep 2002 +2.0°F
  Jan-Sep 1933 +2.0°F

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WASHINGTON
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 35th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1998 +2.7°F
  Warm Season 1958 +2.7°F
3rd Warm Season 1994 +2.5°F
4th Warm Season 2004 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 1992 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 1940 +2.2°F
7th Warm Season 1987 +2.1°F
  Warm Season 1990 +2.1°F
9th Warm Season 2003 +2.0°F
10th Warm Season 2009 +1.8°F
WASHINGTON
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1992 +3.5°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1934 +3.1°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1998 +3.0°F
  Jan-Sep 1958 +3.0°F
5th Jan-Sep 2003 +2.7°F
  Jan-Sep 1994 +2.7°F
7th Jan-Sep 2004 +2.3°F
  Jan-Sep 1940 +2.3°F
9th Jan-Sep 1987 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1926 +2.2°F

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WEST VIRGINIA
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 17th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2010 +2.7°F
2nd Warm Season 1900 +2.4°F
3rd Warm Season 1896 +2.3°F
4th Warm Season 1934 +2.2°F
5th Warm Season 1991 +2.1°F
  Warm Season 1921 +2.1°F
  Warm Season 1906 +2.1°F
8th Warm Season 1936 +1.8°F
  Warm Season 2011 +1.8°F
10th Warm Season 1959 +1.7°F
WEST VIRGINIA
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1921 +3.3°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2012 +2.8°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1991 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1949 +2.2°F
5th Jan-Sep 1998 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 1939 +2.1°F
7th Jan-Sep 2002 +2.0°F
8th Jan-Sep 1938 +1.9°F
  Jan-Sep 1953 +1.9°F
10th Jan-Sep 1911 +1.8°F

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WISCONSIN
Apr-Sep 2012: 9th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1921 +3.8°F
2nd Warm Season 1955 +3.6°F
3rd Warm Season 1988 +3.0°F
4th Warm Season 1941 +2.9°F
5th Warm Season 1987 +2.6°F
  Warm Season 1998 +2.6°F
  Warm Season 2010 +2.6°F
8th Warm Season 1900 +2.5°F
9th Warm Season 2012 +2.4°F
10th Warm Season 2005 +2.3°F
  Warm Season 1931 +2.3°F
WISCONSIN
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +5.2°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1921 +4.5°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1998 +4.4°F
4th Jan-Sep 1987 +4.3°F
5th Jan-Sep 1931 +3.7°F
6th Jan-Sep 2006 +3.1°F
7th Jan-Sep 2010 +3.0°F
8th Jan-Sep 1999 +2.3°F
  Jan-Sep 2002 +2.3°F
10th Jan-Sep 1990 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 2005 +2.2°F

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WYOMING
Apr-Sep 2012: warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2012 +4.5°F
2nd Warm Season 1988 +3.4°F
3rd Warm Season 2007 +3.1°F
4th Warm Season 2001 +2.9°F
5th Warm Season 2006 +2.8°F
6th Warm Season 1994 +2.7°F
7th Warm Season 1940 +2.5°F
8th Warm Season 1936 +2.4°F
  Warm Season 1919 +2.4°F
10th Warm Season 1897 +2.3°F
WYOMING
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +4.9°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1934 +3.5°F
3rd Jan-Sep 2000 +3.3°F
4th Jan-Sep 1981 +3.2°F
5th Jan-Sep 2007 +2.9°F
  Jan-Sep 1992 +2.9°F
7th Jan-Sep 2006 +2.8°F
8th Jan-Sep 1986 +2.7°F
  Jan-Sep 1994 +2.7°F
10th Jan-Sep 2003 +2.5°F
  Jan-Sep 1954 +2.5°F

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NORTHEAST U.S.
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 5th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2010 +3.1°F
2nd Warm Season 1921 +2.5°F
3rd Warm Season 1955 +2.3°F
4th Warm Season 1959 +2.2°F
5th Warm Season 2011 +2.1°F
  Warm Season 2012 +2.1°F
7th Warm Season 1999 +1.9°F
8th Warm Season 1991 +1.8°F
9th Warm Season 1998 +1.7°F
  Warm Season 2005 +1.7°F
NORTHEAST U.S.
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +3.8°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1998 +3.2°F
  Jan-Sep 2010 +3.2°F
4th Jan-Sep 1921 +3.1°F
5th Jan-Sep 1949 +2.6°F
  Jan-Sep 2002 +2.6°F
7th Jan-Sep 1953 +2.3°F
8th Jan-Sep 1991 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 1933 +2.1°F
10th Jan-Sep 2006 +2.0°F

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EAST NORTH CENTRAL U.S.
Apr-Sep 2012: 9th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1955 +3.6°F
2nd Warm Season 1921 +3.5°F
3rd Warm Season 1988 +3.1°F
4th Warm Season 1987 +2.9°F
5th Warm Season 1998 +2.6°F
  Warm Season 1941 +2.6°F
7th Warm Season 1900 +2.5°F
  Warm Season 2010 +2.5°F
9th Warm Season 2012 +2.4°F
10th Warm Season 2005 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 1931 +2.2°F
EAST NORTH CENTRAL U.S.
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +5.2°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1987 +4.6°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1921 +4.3°F
4th Jan-Sep 1998 +4.1°F
5th Jan-Sep 1931 +3.7°F
6th Jan-Sep 2006 +3.2°F
7th Jan-Sep 2010 +2.4°F
8th Jan-Sep 1991 +2.3°F
  Jan-Sep 1990 +2.3°F
10th Jan-Sep 2005 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 2000 +2.2°F

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CENTRAL U.S.
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 10th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2010 +3.0°F
2nd Warm Season 1936 +2.9°F
3rd Warm Season 1934 +2.7°F
4th Warm Season 1921 +2.6°F
5th Warm Season 1941 +2.4°F
6th Warm Season 1991 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 1954 +2.2°F
8th Warm Season 1955 +2.1°F
9th Warm Season 1933 +2.0°F
10th Warm Season 1977 +1.9°F
  Warm Season 2012 +1.9°F
CENTRAL U.S.
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1921 +3.9°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2012 +3.8°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1998 +2.6°F
4th Jan-Sep 1938 +2.5°F
5th Jan-Sep 1954 +2.4°F
6th Jan-Sep 1991 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1953 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1933 +2.2°F
9th Jan-Sep 1925 +2.0°F
10th Jan-Sep 1952 +1.9°F
  Jan-Sep 1911 +1.9°F

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SOUTHEAST U.S.
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 28th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2010 +2.6°F
2nd Warm Season 1925 +1.9°F
3rd Warm Season 2011 +1.8°F
  Warm Season 1896 +1.8°F
5th Warm Season 1954 +1.5°F
  Warm Season 1998 +1.5°F
7th Warm Season 1933 +1.4°F
8th Warm Season 1941 +1.3°F
  Warm Season 2002 +1.3°F
10th Warm Season 1911 +1.2°F
SOUTHEAST U.S.
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1925 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 1921 +2.1°F
3rd Jan-Sep 2012 +2.0°F
4th Jan-Sep 1990 +1.8°F
  Jan-Sep 1932 +1.8°F
6th Jan-Sep 1945 +1.7°F
  Jan-Sep 1911 +1.7°F
  Jan-Sep 1933 +1.7°F
9th Jan-Sep 1952 +1.5°F
  Jan-Sep 1939 +1.5°F
  Jan-Sep 1949 +1.5°F
  Jan-Sep 1954 +1.5°F
  Jan-Sep 1953 +1.5°F

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WEST NORTH CENTRAL U.S.
Apr-Sep 2012: 3rd warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1936 +3.6°F
2nd Warm Season 1988 +3.3°F
3rd Warm Season 2012 +3.2°F
4th Warm Season 1934 +2.6°F
  Warm Season 2006 +2.6°F
6th Warm Season 1987 +2.3°F
7th Warm Season 1931 +2.2°F
8th Warm Season 2007 +2.1°F
  Warm Season 1900 +2.1°F
  Warm Season 1998 +2.1°F
  Warm Season 2001 +2.1°F
WEST NORTH CENTRAL U.S.
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +4.9°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1934 +3.7°F
3rd Jan-Sep 2006 +3.6°F
4th Jan-Sep 1987 +3.5°F
  Jan-Sep 1931 +3.5°F
6th Jan-Sep 1981 +3.2°F
7th Jan-Sep 2000 +3.1°F
8th Jan-Sep 1990 +2.8°F
9th Jan-Sep 1998 +2.5°F
  Jan-Sep 1991 +2.5°F
  Jan-Sep 1986 +2.5°F
  Jan-Sep 1992 +2.5°F

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SOUTH U.S.
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 5th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2011 +3.2°F
2nd Warm Season 1954 +2.4°F
  Warm Season 1998 +2.4°F
4th Warm Season 1934 +2.3°F
5th Warm Season 2012 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 1925 +2.2°F
7th Warm Season 1963 +1.9°F
  Warm Season 1896 +1.9°F
  Warm Season 2010 +1.9°F
10th Warm Season 1980 +1.7°F
SOUTH U.S.
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2012 +3.1°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1911 +2.7°F
3rd Jan-Sep 2000 +2.5°F
4th Jan-Sep 1954 +2.4°F
5th Jan-Sep 1925 +2.3°F
  Jan-Sep 1921 +2.3°F
7th Jan-Sep 2006 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 2011 +2.1°F
9th Jan-Sep 1998 +2.0°F
10th Jan-Sep 1953 +1.9°F

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SOUTHWEST U.S.
Apr-Sep 2012: 2nd warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 2000 +3.5°F
2nd Warm Season 2012 +3.4°F
3rd Warm Season 2002 +3.2°F
4th Warm Season 2001 +2.7°F
5th Warm Season 1994 +2.5°F
6th Warm Season 2003 +2.4°F
7th Warm Season 2007 +2.3°F
8th Warm Season 1934 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 2006 +2.2°F
10th Warm Season 1996 +1.9°F
  Warm Season 1981 +1.9°F
  Warm Season 1954 +1.9°F
SOUTHWEST U.S.
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 2000 +3.8°F
2nd Jan-Sep 2012 +3.3°F
3rd Jan-Sep 1934 +3.0°F
4th Jan-Sep 2003 +2.8°F
5th Jan-Sep 1986 +2.3°F
  Jan-Sep 1994 +2.3°F
7th Jan-Sep 1996 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1954 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 2002 +2.2°F
10th Jan-Sep 2006 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 2001 +2.1°F
  Jan-Sep 1981 +2.1°F

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NORTHWEST U.S.
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for 16th warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1994 +2.5°F
2nd Warm Season 1992 +2.4°F
3rd Warm Season 2003 +2.3°F
4th Warm Season 1934 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 1990 +2.2°F
  Warm Season 1940 +2.2°F
7th Warm Season 1987 +2.0°F
8th Warm Season 2006 +1.9°F
  Warm Season 1998 +1.9°F
10th Warm Season 2004 +1.8°F
  Warm Season 1958 +1.8°F
NORTHWEST U.S.
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1934 +3.9°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1992 +3.6°F
3rd Jan-Sep 2003 +3.0°F
4th Jan-Sep 1994 +2.7°F
5th Jan-Sep 1998 +2.5°F
6th Jan-Sep 1940 +2.4°F
7th Jan-Sep 1990 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1926 +2.2°F
9th Jan-Sep 1958 +2.0°F
10th Jan-Sep 2004 +1.9°F
  Jan-Sep 1987 +1.9°F
  Jan-Sep 1925 +1.9°F

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WEST U.S.
Apr-Sep 2012: tied for warmest warm season on record
Top 10 Warm Season temperature anomalies
1st Warm Season 1992 +2.6°F
  Warm Season 2012 +2.6°F
3rd Warm Season 1981 +2.4°F
4th Warm Season 2001 +2.3°F
5th Warm Season 2007 +2.1°F
  Warm Season 2006 +2.1°F
  Warm Season 2000 +2.1°F
8th Warm Season 1934 +2.0°F
  Warm Season 1996 +2.0°F
  Warm Season 1994 +2.0°F
  Warm Season 2009 +2.0°F
WEST U.S.
118-year record (1895-2012)
Ten warmest Jan-Sep periods
1st Jan-Sep 1934 +3.1°F
2nd Jan-Sep 1981 +2.5°F
  Jan-Sep 1992 +2.5°F
4th Jan-Sep 2003 +2.4°F
  Jan-Sep 2012 +2.4°F
  Jan-Sep 1996 +2.4°F
  Jan-Sep 2000 +2.4°F
8th Jan-Sep 1926 +2.2°F
  Jan-Sep 1986 +2.2°F
10th Jan-Sep 1997 +2.1°F

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