2011, record warm year in Douglas AZ

Douglas in SE Arizona reported a record warm year in 2011 in spite of reaching ZERO degrees on 4 Feb 2011, the 2nd lowest temperature in the historical record. The Tucson NWS has more:

 
RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
900 AM MST SUN JAN 1 2012
…RECORD WARM YEAR FOR DOUGLAS ARIZONA IN 2011…
…6TH DRIEST YEAR ON RECORD…
DOUGLAS ARIZONA TIED ITS WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 64.3 DEGREES. THE PREVIOUS YEARS THAT RECORDED 64.3 DEGREES WERE 2009 AND 2003. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR 2011 WAS 81.7 DEGREES…WHICH IS 2ND WARMEST ON RECORD BEHIND 82.1 DEGREES FROM 1989. 42 RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE BROKEN OR TIED
DURING 2011…LED BY 12 IN AUGUST…10 IN SEPTEMBER AND 8 IN OCTOBER.  OTHER NOTEWORTHY TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR DOUGLAS IN 2011 INCLUDE…
WARMEST AUGUST ON RECORD 82.3 DEGREES (OLD RECORD 81.3 DEGREES FROM 2009) WARMEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD 78.2 DEGREES (TIED WITH 1997) WARMEST SUMMER ON RECORD 81.2 DEGREES (TIED WITH 1994)
HOTTEST AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR SEASON (SUMMER) 97.0 DEGREES (OLD RECORD 96.9 DEGREES IN 1994) HOTTEST AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR MONTH (JUNE) 100.1 DEGREES (OLD RECORD 100.0 DEGREES IN 1990)
NUMBER OF DAYS 100 DEGREES OR GREATER 36 DAYS (OLD RECORD 35 FROM 1995) HOTTEST TEMPERATURE IN 2011
107 DEGREES ON JUNE 27TH AND JUNE 28TH (BOTH DAILY RECORD) THESE HIGHS RANK AS 7TH WARMEST HIGH ALL-TIME
EVEN IN A RECORD WARM YEAR…RECORD COLD TEMPERATURE DO OCCUR. IN 2011…DOUGLAS SET/TIED 9 RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES HIGHLIGHTED BY THE
2ND COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE ON RECORD WHEN IT HIT ZERO ON FEBRUARY 4TH. ALL-TIME COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS -4 DEGREES ON DECEMBER 8 1978.
IT WAS ALSO A DRY YEAR WITH ONLY 8.72 INCHES OF RAIN BEING RECORDED AT THE AIRPORT…WHICH IS WELL BELOW THE YEARLY NORMAL OF 13.10 INCHES AND RANKS AS THE 6TH DRIEST YEAR ON RECORD. THE FIRST HALF OF
THE YEAR WAS MARKED BY EXTREME DROUGHT CONDITIONS WHEN ONLY 0.08″ OF RAIN WAS RECORDED…WHICH IS THE DRIEST JANUARY TO JUNE PERIOD ON RECORD. THE AIRPORT WENT A RECORD 121 CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH NO RAIN…SHATTERING THE OLD RECORD OF 89 DAYS SET BACK IN 1984.
RECORDS FOR DOUGLAS AIRPORT DATE BACK TO 1948.
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GLUECK

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