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US Was Warmer, Wetter than Average in 2013

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The USA was warmer and wetter than average in 2013, according to a summary of the nation's weather and climate released today by scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The average temperature for the lower 48 during 2013 was 52.4 degrees, which was only 0.3 degrees above average, tying with 1980 as the 37th-warmest year in the 119-year period of record, NOAA reported.

Three of the seasons in 2013—the winter of 2012-13, summer, and autumn– were warmer than average, while spring was cooler-than-average.