[Update 12/31/12 – Mainstream media waits for and follows State Climatologist – only official government sources – and Jeff Tittel – seem to matter to them. Echoing everything we’ve been saying: 2012 Hottest Year Ever in Jersey
What really pushed up the average for the year was winter, with February temperatures coming in 7.4 degrees above normal statewide and March nearly 10 degrees higher than usual.
But, the story lazily and timidly repeats the standard line on deniers:
While some scientists continue to dispute the notion of global warming, most climate experts say the evidence is now overwhelming — and the trend in New Jersey echoes the pattern nationally and globally.
Season’s Greetings, from NOAA