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July 2012 Heat Wave Breaks Records

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's report says in Connecticut, we had the 9th hottest July on record.

 

It’s official, this past July was the hottest on record in the continental U.S., blasting July heat records set during the Dust Bowl-era of 1936.

A report released this week by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration shows that July, 2012 was the hottest July ever recorded in the continental U.S. since the agency began keeping weather records in 1895.

In Connecticut, this July was the 9th hottest on record, with daily temperatures for the month averaging 3.2 degrees above normal, according to NOAA. The hottest July recorded in Connecticut was in 1913, when temperatures for that month averaged 5.4 degrees above normal. 

You can find a state-by-state breakdown of heat wave records on NOAA’s website.

Not only was this July the hottest July on record in the continental U.S., it’s also the warmest month on record and, when combined with the first six months of 2012, makes 2012 the hottest year on record so far in the lower 48 states, according to NOAA.

The heat wave of 2012 has devastated some farm crops in the Midwest and experts predict the damage to corn, soy and other farm staples will bring higher food prices throughout the country this year. 

tjc360 August 11, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Call John Cusack, he just might be able to save us all!
Tom Toohey August 11, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Global warming? B.S. Beetles stop a major pipeline project? B.S. Here's a question to ask the green people, if we stop coal, if we stop oil, natural gas and drilling, if we stop nuclear, What's left? Electric? A, what generates electricity? A. All of the above. Wind farms? There would have to be a permanent windstorm to generate just a percentage of what we use now. Burn wood? Oh, no, we must save the trees. Time to decide how we will live for the next 100 yrs. or take our civilization back 100 yrs.
Michael Brown August 11, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Who are these "green people" you speak of? The article refers to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. You have drawn some conclusions that were not presented in this article. It's one thing to be a 'global warming denier.' It's entirely another to be 'weather denier.'
Tom Toohey August 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM
The weather changes are blamed on global warming not NOAA. Yes, I admit I am a global warming denier.
RONALD M GOLDWYN August 12, 2012 at 02:08 PM
I blame Federal Republicans for the heat wave and draught and I'm a Republican. I saw which party opposed blocking green house gasses, and causeing melting of the polar ice caps.. Last year we saw our local beaches flood, within a few years this will be normal and as a Physics major in college I learned who and what to blame. Today it is the Tea Party.

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