Hottest Year on Record for Northeast

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

water bottles, heat, summer, hot (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

It's the hottest year on record for New York City and the Northeast region.

The average temperature in the 12-state region was 49.9 degrees from January through July, according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University.

It's the warmest seven-month period since 1895, when systematic record keeping began.


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