Yesterday I blogged how Spring 2012 was the earliest on record. This year was a little different. The average temperature across the 48 contiguous states was 48 degrees F, which was the coolest since 1997. As many in the central U.S. know, April had unusual late snow - more than any year since 1981 and the 5th largest snow cover since record keeping began.
Ever the contrarian, while most of the country was experiencing low temperatures, California had its 12th highest temperatures ever.