US State of the Climate: Spring 2016

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National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
Significant U.S. Climate Events for May 2016. Image: NCEI

Despite a near-average May, warmth in March and April fueled the warmest spring in the contiguous US since the record-breaking spring of 2012...

Every state had a spring temperature that was above average. Fifteen states observed much-above-average temperatures...

For the first time in Alaska's modern climate record, its average spring temperature hit 32.0°F. This was easily Alaska's warmest spring on record, eclipsing the previous record set in 1998 by 2.0°F