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March 2012 Becomes Warmest on Record

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March 2012 Becomes Warmest on Record
Program Summary

According to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), record and near-record breaking temperatures dominated the eastern two-thirds of the nation and contributed to the warmest March on record for the contiguous United States, a record that dates back to 1895. This NOAA animation shows the locations of each of the 7,793 daytime and 7,493 nighttime records (or tied records) in sequence over the 31 days in March.



Spring Temperature Trends Nationwide, spring has been getting warmer at a rate of 0.45°F per decade since 1970.