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Old 01-25-2013, 06:09 PM   #24
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It's important to remember that the last few days are a very small location and sample size. While the east is a tundra, Denver, Colorado is dealing with near-record highs with temperatures in the 60s. When we expand our look to over the past month, record high maximums and minimums are running 2 to 1 ahead of record low maximums and minimums in the United States. The United States' average temperature in 2012 was 55.3F 3.2F above the 20th-century average and 1F above the previous record, 1998. When you drill down to specific locations, there were 356 record-high maximum temperatures compared with only 22 low maximums a 16 to 1 ratio over the past year. There were 105 record-high minimum temperatures against only 4 low minimums a 26 to 1 ratio.
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