Last year was Earth’s hottest on record, and Baltimore was no exception.
The average temperature over the course of the year was 59 degrees Fahrenheit, a half a degree higher than average, with the city recording record high temperatures in November (81 degrees) and December (68 degrees). (There was also one record low, in February.) The city also had an extremely damp year, as you might remember: A total of 43.01 inches of rain fell on Baltimore, 2.1 inches more than usual; “extreme wet” is one notable side effect of climate change, so perhaps it’s time to invest in a new raincoat.
The New York Times has a nifty visual representation of the year’s weather:
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