Alabama - 9th Warmest Year on Record

Arizona - 7th Warmest Year on Record

Arkansas - 2nd Warmest Year on Record

California - 4th Warmest Year on Record

Colorado - 2nd Warmest Year on Record

Connecticut - Warmest Year on Record

Delaware - Warmest Year on Record

Florida - 8th Warmest Year on Record

Georgia - 11th Warmest Year on Record

Idaho - 3rd Warmest Year on Record

Illinois - 2nd Warmest Year on Record

Indiana - 2nd Warmest Year on Record

Iowa - 2nd Warmest Year on Record

Kansas - Warmest Year on Record

Kentucky - 3rd Warmest Year on Record

Louisiana - 6th Warmest Year on Record

Maine - 4th Warmest Year on Record

Maryland - 2nd Warmest Year on Record

Massachusetts - Warmest Year on Record

Michigan - 3rd Warmest Year on Record

Minnesota - 3rd Warmest Year on Record

Mississippi - 9th Warmest Year on Record

Missouri - Warmest Year on Record

Montana - 3rd Warmest Year on Record

Nebraska - Warmest Year on Record

Nevada - 2nd Warmest Year on Record

New Hampshire - Warmest Year on Record

New Jersey - Warmest Year on Record

New Mexico - Warmest Year on Record

New York - Warmest Year on Record

North Carolina - 6th Warmest Year on Record

North Dakota - 3rd Warmest Year on Record

Ohio - 2nd Warmest Year on Record

Oklahoma - Warmest Year on Record

Oregon - 13th Warmest Year on Record

Pennsylvania - 3rd Warmest Year on Record

Rhode Island - Warmest Year on Record

South Carolina - 6th Warmest Year on Record

South Dakota - Warmest Year on Record

Tennessee - 3rd Warmest Year on Record

Texas - Warmest Year on Record

Utah - Warmest Year on Record

Vermont - Warmest Year on Record

Virginia - 3rd Warmest Year on Record

Washington - 34th Warmest Year on Record

West Virginia - 3rd Warmest Year on Record

Wisconsin - 2nd Warmest Year on Record

Wyoming - Warmest Year on Record

Contiguous U.S. - Warmest Year on Record

NOAA announced on Tuesday that 2012 was officially the warmest year on record in the contiguous 48 states, based on 118 years of temperature records dating back to 1895. While not every state set a record, more than one-third (19 states) recorded their warmest years, and three-quarters of the lower 48 states recorded their first-, second-, or third-hottest years on record. Ninety-five percent -- 46 states -- had one of their top 10 warmest years ever recorded, and even in the coolest state, Washington, 2012 was warmer than 72 percent of the years on record.

Click on a state to view graph of annual average temperatures.

Source: NOAA/NCDC U.S. Climate at a Glance