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NOAA: 2012 temperatures set record

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Another warmer-than-average November is prompting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to announce that 2012 is "virtually certain" to be the warmest year on record, or 140 years of record keeping, in the contiguous United States.

“It appears virtually certain that 2012 will surpass the current record (set in 1998 at 54.3 degrees) as the warmest year for the nation,” according to the agency’s website.

December 2012 temperatures would need to be more than 1 degree F colder than the coldest December (1983) for 2012 to not break the record.

Even though it was a wet start to the month for several states, November 2012 went into the record books as the second-driest since 1895.

Click here for the NOAA report.

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