Posted on June 8, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Friday, Jun 8 at 12:13 PM
This spring was the warmest on record for the contiguous United States coming in at 5.2 degrees above the average, beating the previous record set in 1910 by 2 degrees! With the warmest March, third warmest April and second warmest May, this spring marked the largest temperature departure from average of any season on record for the contiguous United States.
Check out the map above. Forty-two states had spring temperatures among their ten warmest, with 31 states east of the Rockies being record warm. Only Oregon and Washington had spring temperatures near normal. Kentucky and Indiana both had record warm springs.
Check out NOAA’s full report http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/