14 July 2012

• U.S. Experiences Warm and Dry June; Drought Expands To 56 Percent of Lower 48

”The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during June was 71.2°F, 2.0°F above the 20th century average, ranking 14th warmest June on record.

"Scorching temperatures during the second half of the month broke or tied over 170 all-time high temperature records in cities across America.

"June temperatures also contributed to a record-warm first half of the year and the warmest 12-month period the nation has experienced since recordkeeping began in 1895.”


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