Warm Times in Nashville...including 2012

 

... 2012 tied 2007 for the Second Warmest Year
    on Record at Nashville...

...Two Similarly Warm Periods Highlight
   Nashville's Climate Record
...

 

The temperature for 2012 averaged 62.3 degrees which is 2.9 degrees
above the 30 year normal. 2012 tied 2007 for the second warmest
year on record in Nashville. Only one other year has been warmer and
that was in 1921 when the average temperature for the year was
62.5 degrees.

Interestingly, all of these warm temperatures fell within two periods
of general warmth in Nashville's climate record. The first period
occurred between 1911 and 1933 and the second occurred between
1990 and 2012. During each period, there were seven years when the
average annual temperature was 61.0 degrees or higher.

After averaging all of the warmest years in each period (i.e., when
annual temperature was 60.0 degrees or higher), we find the average
warmth during those years comes out to be 61.0 degrees for the

1911-1933 period and 61.2 for the 1990-2012 period, a difference
of only two-tenths of a degree. These annual temperatures are
included in the chart below (amounting to 11 years in each period).

Six of the eleven warmest years occurred in the 1990-2012 period, with
three of the warmest during the 1911-1933 period. The remaining two
warmest years occurred in 1938 (with 61.3 degrees) and 1874 (also with
61.3 degrees). As mentioned earlier, the all-time highest occurred
in 1921, during the 1911-1933 period, when the average temperature was
62.5 degrees.

The chart below shows all of the years during these two climatological
periods when the average annual temperature was 60.0 degrees or more:

 

 

Years with annual average temperature greater than 60 degrees
for each period are:

FOR 1911-1933:

1911, 61.2 degrees
1913, 60.7      "      
1919, 60.2      "
1921, 62.5      " (all-time highest)
1922, 61.0      "
1925, 61.0      "
1927, 61.1      "

1930, 60.1          "
1931, 61.6      " (fifth highest)
1932, 60.5      "
1933, 61.3
         "


FOR 1990-2012:

1990, 62.1, degrees (third highest)
1991, 61.4,     " 
1998, 61.8,     " (fourth highest)
1999, 61.0,     "
2002, 60.0,     "
2004, 60.1,     "
2005, 60.6,     "
2006, 61.4,     "
2007, 62.3,     " (second highest)
2011, 60.5,     "
2012, 62.3
,        " (tied for second highest)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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