Publication Date March 8, 2016 | USA Today

USA breaks another record with warmest winter

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Photo: Yuri Gripas, AFP, Getty Images
Photo: Yuri Gripas, AFP, Getty Images

Alaska was a freakish 10.6 degrees warmer than normal this winter, which led to a lack of snow for the start of the state's famed Iditarod sled dog race in Anchorage last week.

In Hawaii, the winter was marked by extreme dryness, as the Aloha State endured its driest winter on record. The opposite was true in Iowa, which recorded its wettest winter on record, as measured by rain and melted snow