2012 was hottest year on record for Buffalo
blog by S.J. Velasquez • January 08, 2013 @ 10:29am
Western New York saw its warmest year on record in 2012, according to the National Weather Service.
The average temperature last year was 52.1 degrees—thats 1.3 degrees higher than the second highest average annual temperature on record for the region, achieved back in 1998. The top five warmest years on record are listed below, courtesy of the National Weather Service via the Daily News:
1. 52.1 degrees, 2012
2. 50.9 degrees, 1998
3. 50.6 degrees, 2006
4. 50.6 degrees, 1991
5. 50.6 degrees, 1921
National Weather Service’s Buffalo posted the below image to its Facebook page, pointing out three key important climate points reached in the year 2012. No. 3 on the chart indicates the lowest temperature of the year, which was 2 degrees on Jan. 15; No 2. points out that the month of March was the warmest on record at 27.4 degrees—13.4 degrees above normal; and No. 3 shows the highest temperature of the year at 96 degrees on Aug. 4.