NOAA: 2012 was warmest year ever for US, second most ‘extreme’

But it’s called “global warming” — and where is that?

“The average temperature for 2012 was 55.3 degrees Farenheit, 3.2 degrees above normal and a full degree higher than the previous warmest year recorded — 1998 — NOAA said in its report Tuesday. All 48 states in the contiguous U.S. had above-average annual temperatures last year, including 19 that broke annual records, from Connecticut through Utah.” [U.S. News]

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2 responses to “NOAA: 2012 was warmest year ever for US, second most ‘extreme’

  1. Doubting Thomas

    Localized transient weather patterns only count when it supports the “warming” thesis (oops we dropped the “global” there somewhere). Forget that asia is having record cold right now.
    And what’s this crap about considering extreme events based on cost? The costs of repair are always going up. I’m surprised EVERY year isn’t a record-breaking “extreme” year.

  2. Dr. Forbes on the Weather Channel explained that the jet rode high most of the year, up near the Canadian border, which kept the cold Artic air further north. This enabled warmer temps in the U.S. Jet stream pattern, and not global warming.

    See, he’s a meteorologist, and not a climate scientist.

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