Annual State Temperature Averages

State Annual 2012 Coolest Warmest
Temperature Departure Rank Average Year Average Year
Connecticut 52.5 3.0 118 44.9 1904 52.5 2012
Delaware 58.8 3.1 118 51.4 1904 58.8 2012
Maine 44.1 2.7 115 38.4 1904 45.6 1913
Maryland 56.9 2.2 117 50.6 1917 57.0 1998
Massachusetts 51.1 2.8 118 44.4 1904 51.1 2012
New Hampshire 47.2 3.0 118 39.5 1926 47.2 2012
New Jersey 55.8 2.6 118 48.6 1904 55.8 2012
New York 49.0 3.1 118 41.7 1904 49.0 2012
Pennsylvania 51.8 2.6 116 46.1 1917 52.0 1998
Rhode Island 53.4 2.9 118 45.2 1917 53.4 2012
Vermont 46.3 3.2 118 38.6 1904 46.3 2012
West Virginia 54.1 2.0 116 49.0 1917 54.7 1921
Northeast 50.2 2.7 118 44.0 1917 50.2 2012

Rankings are for 118 years between 1895 and 2012. 1=coolest; 118=warmest.

Annual State Precipitation Averages

State Annual 2012 Driest Wettest
Precipitation Departure Pct Normal Rank Amount Year Amount Year
Connecticut 39.75 -10.76 78% 33 30.98 1965 69.60 2011
Delaware 34.53 -11.33 75% 6 28.29 1930 62.08 1948
Maine 47.90 4.45 110% 91 29.61 2001 61.12 2005
Maryland 40.22 -4.10 90% 38 23.77 1930 62.74 2003
Massachusetts 42.80 -6.32 87% 59 28.73 1965 62.19 2008
New Hampshire 42.99 -2.53 94% 63 30.28 1941 60.79 2005
New Jersey 43.23 -3.65 92% 47 29.36 1965 63.35 2011
New York 39.80 -2.50 94% 70 30.75 1941 54.16 2011
Pennsylvania 42.96 -0.33 99% 86 25.36 1930 59.80 2011
Rhode Island 43.85 -5.79 88% 63 27.59 1965 63.71 1972
Vermont 41.02 -3.35 92% 64 30.21 1941 57.03 1897
West Virginia 44.47 -1.16 97% 62 25.74 1930 60.35 2003
Northeast 42.78 -1.38 96% 74 31.00 1930 55.72 2011

Rankings are for 118 years between 1895 and 2012. 1=driest; 118=wettest.


Departures are calculated using the 1981-2010 normals.