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Data Is in: 2012 All-time Warmest Year on Record for Boston, Worcester, Providence, Hartford, Burlington (VT)

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    The National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office in Taunton, MA, overseeing Southern New England, has run the data for 2012, and the results are impressive: among other impressive statistics, 2012 has taken the top spot as warmest year on record for all major metropolitan areas in Southern New England where credible climate records exist.  The National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office in Burlington, VT, has also run the data for Burlington, finding similar results in Northern Vermont.  Here are the findings:

    BOSTON, MA (records since 1872)

    2012:  All-time warmest year

    Winter 2012 (Dec 2011 - Feb 2012):  2nd Warmest Winter, 4th least snowy

    February 2012:  3rd Warmest, 5th Driest February; 8th least snowy month

    Spring 2012 (Mar 2012 - May 2012):  All-time warmest, 6th least snowy

    March 2012:  2nd Warmest, 7th Driest March; 7th least snowy month

    April 2012:  2nd Warmest

    August 2012:  4th Warmest

    November 2012:  10th Driest

    WORCESTER, MA (records since 1892)

    2012:  All-time warmest year

    Winter 2012:  2nd warmest, 8th least snowy

    February 2012:  3rd warmest, 7th driest, 9th least snowy

    Spring 2012:  All-time warmest

    March 2012:  3rd warmest

    April 2012:  9th warmest

    May 2012:  8th warmest

    July 2012:  7th warmest

    August 2012:  8th warmest, 10th wettest

    November 2012:  9th driest

    December 2012:  10th warmest

    PROVIDENCE, RI (records since 1905)

    2012:  All-time warmest year

    Winter 2012:  2nd warmest

    February 2012:  6th warmest, 5th driest

    Spring 2012:  3rd warmest, 3rd least snowy

    March 2012:  3rd warmest, 4th driest, 3rd least snowy

    April 2012:  6th warmest

    May 2012:  6th warmest

    July 2012:  10th warmest

    November 2012:  7th driest

    December 2012:  Tied for 8th warmest

    HARTFORD, CT (records since 1905)

    2012:  All-time warmest

    Winter 2012:  2nd warmest

    February 2012:  2nd warmest, 7th driest

    Spring 2012:  Tied for all-time warmest

    March 2012:  All-time warmest, 8th driest, 8th least snowy

    April 2012:  9th warmest

    May 2012:  6th warmest

    Summer 2012:  5th warmest

    July 2012:  4th warmest

    August 2012:  8th warmest

    November 2012:  All-time driest

    BURLINGTON, VT (records since 1884)

    2012:  All-time warmest - yearly mean temperature 50.0°, previous record 48.4°, 1998