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December 6, 2012

NOAA Nov 2012 – The East was Cold!

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While NOAA’s data has been called into question, the November 2012 data is out for the contiguous USA.

The east was cold! 25 out of the 48 states were ranked 59 or under (which is pretty cold)

For example, North Carolina and Virgina’s November were ranked 11 out of 118, which means 107 were warmer! And The warmest November was in 1985 NC’s November in 1985 was 12.8F warmer than Nov 2012.

No state set a record for coldest or warmest. 9 of the state records were set in 1985.

Washington States November record was from 1899.

The table is sorted from lowest ranking (coldest) to warmest.

State Nov_2012 Nov Ranked Warmest Nov Year Warmest Nov Temp Dif
North Carolina 46.6 11 1985 59.4 12.8
Virginia 42.8 11 1985 53.8 11
South Carolina 50.6 17 1985 62.6 12
West Virginia 39.6 17 1985 50.9 11.3
Maryland 42.3 18 1985 51.6 9.3
Kentucky 42.8 20 1931 53.7 10.9
Florida 62.3 20 1986 72.4 10.1
Mississippi 51.4 21 1927 60.7 9.3
New Jersey 41.6 21 2006 49.8 8.2
Pennsylvania 38.2 26 1931 48 9.8
Tennessee 45.6 28 1985 55.5 9.9
Delaware 44.6 29 1985 53.4 8.8
Alabama 51.4 30 1985 61.5 10.1
Indiana 40.2 33 1931 49.9 9.7
Georgia 52.7 33 1985 63.4 10.7
Ohio 39.8 36 1931 49.3 9.5
New York 36 37 1931 44.2 8.2
Rhode Island 41.9 40 1975 48.6 6.7
Connecticut 39.5 42 2006 46.3 6.8
Massachusetts 39.5 44 2006 46 6.5
Louisiana 56.8 46 1927 64.2 7.4
Illinois 40.9 49 2001 49.8 8.9
Maine 33.1 53 1931 39.4 6.3
Arkansas 49.8 55 1909 58.5 8.7
Vermont 34.5 55 1909 44.4 9.9
New Hampshire 35.3 60 2006 41.3 6
North Dakota 27.5 63 2001 37.4 9.9
Michigan 36.2 64 2001 43.9 7.7
Missouri 45.2 71 1909 52.6 7.4
Minnesota 31 76 2001 41.1 10.1
Wisconsin 34.6 80 2001 43.5 8.9
Montana 32.5 83 1949 40.2 7.7
Iowa 38.7 86 2001 47.9 9.2
South Dakota 35 89 1999 42.4 7.4
Washington 40.8 90 1899 46.3 5.5
Nebraska 39.4 93 1999 45 5.6
Oregon 41.6 98 1999 44.4 2.8
Oklahoma 51.6 100 1999 56 4.4
Kansas 46 102 1999 50.4 4.4
California 53.8 103 1995 57.1 3.3
Texas 58.8 105 1927 62.9 4.1
Nevada 42.5 106 1949 45.6 3.1
Idaho 37.7 107 1999 39.8 2.1
Wyoming 35.5 110 1949 39.4 3.9
Utah 40.5 110 1999 42.1 1.6
Arizona 53.7 110 2007 55.3 1.6
New Mexico 46.7 114 1927 47.8 1.1
Colorado 38.8 116 1949 41.4 2.6
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