- Associated Press - Monday, January 11, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows that 2015 was Oregon’s warmest year on record.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/BXW6bz ) that Oregon was one of four states to experience record average temperatures in 2015. Washington, Montana and Florida also saw record years.

An Oregon State University article published on Thursday about the NOAA data says Oregon’s average temperature in 2015 was 50.4 degrees, which breaks the previous high set in 1934 by a half-degree.

According to NOAA data, 2015 was the second-warmest year on record for the 48 contiguous states, with average temperatures coming in at 54.4 degrees.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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