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2015 Was Second Hottest Ever in US

A hot December made 2015 the second hottest year on record in the contiguous United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). "It was quite an exceptional month," said Jake Crouch, climate scientist at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information. Temperatures for the year averaged 12.4 degrees Celsius, just off 2012’s 12.9, the hottest year since records started in 1895. NOAA also said there were 10 major weather and...

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