New data published by the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell, show that the average temperature in the north-eastern United States for the period from January to July was the highest since 1895 and was +9,9 ° C. It is expected that the annual average temperature will also be a record.
Last 12 months (July 31, 2012) became the warmest for 117 years of observations in the northeast, the average temperature is +12,6 ° C was only 0.1 degrees less than the record of 1932.
New temperature highs in July were recorded in many of the regional weather stations, the thermometer climbed to around +38 ° C. Sensors at the National Airport. Reagan (Washington, DC) recorded temperature of 40.5 degrees on July 7, breaking the record of two years ago to 1.5 degrees. In Baltimore fell a record maximum temperature recorded in 1887.
Other notable figures published by meteorologists:
• July 2012 was the seventh of the hottest months in 1895 in the north-eastern United States. The average temperature was +22,7 ° C, which is 1.6 degrees above normal.
• In each of the 12 States, the average temperature was above normal, the excess was 0.6 degrees in Rhode Island to 2.2 degrees in Delaware.
• Rainfall in July in the north-east (94 mm) at 87% of normal. Since the beginning of the year fell 88% rainfall from normal.
• Three states rainfall exceeded the norm, particularly in Pennsylvania (107%), Rhode Island (116%) and West Virginia (125%).
• July is the second driest month of the state of Delaware, and the fifth in Maryland since 1895.