Jun 8, 2016

Spring 2016 Was Warm and Wet in the United States; Alaska Shatters Spring Record

United States
by
Chris Dolce
,
Weather Underground
Spring 2016 temperature rankings. Image: NCEI
Spring 2016 temperature rankings. Image: NCEI

For the Lower 48 states, spring 2016 was the sixth warmest in 122 years of records, and the warmest since the record warm spring of 2012...

Alaska easily saw its warmest spring on record with an average temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit. This shattered Alaska’s previous record set in 1998 by a full 2 degrees Fahrenheit...

It wasn’t wet everywhere though. Many states in the Northeast were drier than average this spring. Leading the pack was New York, which had its ninth driest spring on record