2012-Warmest Calendar Year at St. Louis and Columbia

2012 - Warmest Calendar Year at St. Louis and Columbia... 

Persistently warm weather greeted much of the eastern three-quarters of the country in the year 2012, including the bi-state region.  In fact, 2012 was the warmest calendar year on record at St. Louis, MO (KSTL) and Columbia, MO (KCOU), and 8th warmest ever at Quincy, IL (KUIN).  The record warmth in 2012 was especially bolstered during meteorological spring (March - May) where the month of March at all three locations experienced record warmth.  Summer was also well above normal, with all three sites in the top 10 warmest on record.  Detailed lists of the top 10 warmest calendar years can be found below:

 

WARMEST CALENDAR YEARS   

St. Louis, Missouri
Period of record: 1874- Present

Top Ten Avg. Temperatures

1)  61.2 2012
2)  60.1 1921
3)  59.2 1991
4)  59.0 1990
5)  58.7 2011/1998/1938
8)  58.6 1954
9)  58.5 2006/1953/1931

Columbia, Missouri
Period of record: 1890- Present

Top Ten Avg. Temperatures

1)  59.4 2012
2)  58.3 1938
3)  58.2 1931
4)  58.0 1946
5)  57.6 1921
6)  57.5 1954
7)  57.3 1953/1941/1939
10) 57.1 1934

Quincy, Illinois
Period of record: 1901- Present

Top Ten Avg. Temperatures

1)  59.1 1921
2)  58.4 1931

3)  57.7 1934
4)  57.2 1933
5)  57.1 1922
6)  56.9 1938
7)  56.8 1946
8)  56.7 2012
9)  56.6
1930
10) 56.2
1919



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