Winter of 2012 4th Warmest On Record in U.S.

By Paul Riegler on 7 March 2012
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The winter of 2011-2012 was the fourth warmest winter on record, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and it was also the warmest since 1999-2000.  Winter, insofar as the record keepers are concerned, is comprised of December, January, and February.

Based on records that go back to the 1890s, only the winters of 1991-1992, 1998-1999, and 1999-2000 were warmer.  This past winter, only New Mexico had winter temperatures below the average for the 20th century.

New York City had its second warmest winter ever, as did Boston, Hartford, and Providence.  Fargo and Minneapolis had their warmest winters ever.

(Pictured: Snow in Vermont in the winter of 2010-2011)

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