More Than 1,200 Record Highs Set This Week in U.S.
STATE COLLEGE — AccuWeather reports more than 1,200 record high temperatures have been set over the past week across the U.S., and nearly 6,000 record highs have been recorded since the beginning of 2012.?From March 8-14, 2012, the total number of records is 1,226, according to the National Climatic Data Center.?On Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012 alone, 423 records were set.?From the beginning of the year (Jan. 1-March 12, 2012), there has been a total of 5,618 record highs. In comparison, Jan. 1-March 31, 2011, there were only 2,800 record highs recorded.