In the Quad City Area (Moline, IL Area), the average temperature recorded from Jan 1 through June 30 was 50.8°! This makes the first half of 2012 the 2nd warmest on record! The record warmest start to a year was in 1921 when the average temperature from Jan 1 to Jun 30 was 51.0°! For more information as to how the rest of the country measured up this year, see the link below.
June 2012 Brings More Record-Breaking Warmth to U.S.