NOAA: U.S. Experienced Second Warmest May, Warmest Spring on Record Print E-mail
Thursday June 7, 2012

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The national temperature of 57.1 degrees F during spring was 5.2 degrees F above the long-term average, besting the previous warmest spring of 1910 by 2.0 degrees F. This marked the largest temperature departure from average of any season on record for the contiguous United States. The spring of 2012 was the culmination of the warmest March, third warmest April, and second warmest May. This marks the first time that all three months during the spring season ranked among the ten warmest, since records began in 1895. 

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Significant Events for May and Spring 2012.
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