National Climate Report - Annual 2012
Summer - Days over 100°F

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Summer - Days over 100°F

The nation has experienced its warmest and 2nd warmest summers in back-to-back years. The heatwave that gripped the Southern Plains in 2011 was intense and long lasting, resulting a record warm June-August for several southern states. While the summer heatwave in 2012 was not as intense, it was further reaching. In 2012, approximately one-third of the nation's population experienced ten or more days of 100°F temperatures.



Citing This Report

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: National Climate Report for 2012, published online January 2013, retrieved on December 11, 2018 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/2012/13/supplemental/page-7/.

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