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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
523 PM EST TUE JAN 8 2013
...2012 WAS THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD IN WASHINGTON DC AND DULLES... .WASHINGTON DC... 2012 WAS THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD FOR WASHINGTON DC WITH AN ANNUAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 61.5 DEGREES. THE PREVIOUS WARMEST ANNUAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ON RECORD WAS 60.2 DEGREES IN 1991. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR 2012 WAS 3.3 DEGREES ABOVE THE 1981-2010 NORMAL AND WOULD BE COMPARABLE TO THE NORMAL ANNUAL TEMPERATURE OF ATLANTA...OKLAHOMA CITY AND SAN JOSE...JUST TO NAME A FEW LOCATIONS. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR WASHINGTON DC IN 2012...THE 2012 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DEPARTURE /RELATIVE TO THE 1981-2010 NORMALS/...AND THE 2012 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE RANKINGS IN ORDER OF WARMEST ON RECORD TO COLDEST /E.G. 17 FOR JANUARY MEANS JANUARY 2012 WAS THE 17TH WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD FOR WASHINGTON DC/. TEMPERATURES ARE LISTED IN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. 2012 TEMPERATURES BY MONTH IN WASHINGTON DC... MONTH | 2012 AVG TEMP | DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL | RANKING JAN | 40.8 | 4.8 | 17 FEB | 44.4 | 5.4 | 4 MAR | 56.8 | 10.0 | 1 APR | 58.3 | 1.5 | 22 MAY | 71.4 | 5.4 | 4 JUN | 76.3 | 1.1 | 23 JUL | 84.0 | 4.2 | 2 AUG | 81.0 | 2.9 | 5 SEP | 72.2 | 1.2 | 28 OCT | 61.0 | 1.5 | 27 NOV | 46.6 | -3.0 | 82 DEC | 45.4 | 5.7 | 6 THE NEXT TABLE IS THE SAME AS ABOVE...EXCEPT BROKEN DOWN BY HALF OF YEAR AND BY METEOROLOGICAL SEASON. TEMPERATURE DATA IN THIS TABLE FOR WINTER REFERS TO DECEMBER 2011 TO FEBRUARY 2012. 2012 TEMPERATURES SEMIANNUALLY AND BY SEASON IN WASHINGTON DC... SEASON | 2012 AVG TEMP | DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL | RANKING 1ST HALF | 58.0 | 4.7 | 1 2ND HALF | 65.0 | 2.1 | 4 WINTER | 43.4 | 5.2 | 3 SPRING | 62.2 | 5.7 | 1 SUMMER | 80.4 | 2.7 | 3 FALL | 59.9 | -0.1 | 38 .DULLES... DULLES ALSO EXPERIENCED THEIR WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD WITH AN ANNUAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 57.9 DEGREES IN 2012. THE PREVIOUS WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD WAS 1998...WHEN THE ANNUAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 57.1 DEGREES. THE 2012 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 2.6 DEGREES ABOVE THE 1981-2010 NORMAL. .BALTIMORE... 2012 WAS THE THIRD WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD FOR BALTIMORE WITH AN ANNUAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 58.6 DEGREES. ONLY 1931 AND 1949 WERE WARMER WHEN THE ANNUAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES BOTH YEARS WERE 59.2 DEGREES. THE 2012 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 3.5 DEGREES ABOVE THE 1981-2010 NORMAL. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR BALTIMORE IN 2012...THE 2012 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DEPARTURE /RELATIVE TO THE 1981-2010 NORMALS/...AND THE 2012 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE RANKINGS IN ORDER OF WARMEST ON RECORD TO COLDEST. 2012 TEMPERATURES BY MONTH IN BALTIMORE... MONTH | 2012 AVG TEMP | DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL | RANKING JAN | 38.3 | 5.4 | 25 FEB | 41.6 | 5.8 | 14 MAR | 53.7 | 10.1 | 3 APR | 55.3 | 1.6 | 40 MAY | 69.0 | 6.1 | 7 JUN | 73.6 | 1.2 | 55 JUL | 81.4 | 4.4 | 5 AUG | 77.3 | 2.2 | 35 SEP | 69.5 | 1.7 | 58 OCT | 58.3 | 2.2 | 54 NOV | 42.8 | -3.7 | 132 DEC | 42.7 | 6.0 | 11 THE NEXT TABLE IS THE SAME AS ABOVE...EXCEPT BROKEN DOWN BY HALF OF YEAR AND BY METEOROLOGICAL SEASON. TEMPERATURE DATA FOR WINTER REFERS TO DECEMBER 2011 TO FEBRUARY 2012. 2012 TEMPERATURES SEMIANNUALLY AND BY SEASON FOR BALTIMORE... SEASON | 2012 AVG TEMP | DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL | RANKING 1ST HALF | 55.3 | 5.1 | 1 2ND HALF | 62.0 | 2.1 | 23 WINTER | 40.7 | 5.6 | 8 SPRING | 59.3 | 5.9 | 1 SUMMER | 77.4 | 2.5 | 13 FALL | 56.9 | 0.1 | 99 .NOTE... OFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS FOR WASHINGTON DC AND BALTIMORE ARE CURRENTLY TAKEN AT REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT AND BALTIMORE- WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...RESPECTIVELY. OFFICIAL TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR WASHINGTON DC AND BALTIMORE BOTH DATE BACK TO 1871. OFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS FOR DULLES HAVE BEEN TAKEN AT DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SINCE 1962. AS WITH ANY MAJOR CLIMATE RECORD ACHIEVEMENT...THESE PRELIMINARY RECORDS WILL BE QUALITY CONTROLLED BY NOAA/NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER OVER THE UPCOMING WEEKS. $$ JRK


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