26 states have seen their warmest start to the year on record
Given we are coming off the fourth warmest winter, the warmest March on record and now the third warmest April, it’s probably no shock that the year as a whole ranks among the warmest on record so far. In fact, the first four months of 2012 combined are the warmest on record by roughly one and half degrees. This is a wide margin considering we are talking about averaging out temperatures across the entire nation over a four month period.
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