U.S. average annual temperature 1895-2019

In 2019, the average temperature in the contiguous United States was about 52.68 degrees Fahrenheit (11.49 °C), which was about 0.66°F higher than that 20th century average. In this year, it was common for temperatures to be near-record or even record breaking. Monthly average temperatures were also indicative of this trend. In the United States, economic damage due to extreme cold totaled 954 million U.S. dollars. The annual amount of precipitation in the United States reached about 34.78 inches, which is above the long-term average and considered the second-wettest year on record.

Global trends in climate

Global annual temperature variation has consistently been above the 20th century average, which has been recorded by various different sources, including NASA and the NOAA. This temperature increase is largely due to increased greenhouse gas emissions due to human activities. However, there are regional variations as weather dynamics can impact temperatures. The Arctic has thus far, experienced some of the strongest warming trends in the world.

Average annual temperature in the U.S. from 1895 to 2019

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Source

Release date

2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

1895 to 2019

Supplementary notes

"Time Scale: Annual" was chosen to obtain data.

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