2020 continues recent trend as fifth warmest year on record for U.S.

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TULSA, Okla. — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the 2020 U.S. Climate summary on Friday, finding that 2020 was the fifth warmest year on record for the U.S.

For the yearly summary, there were no areas in the contiguous U.S. that had below-average temperatures. All areas had near or above-average temperatures.

In Oklahoma, 2020 was the 28th-warmest year on record.

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The top-five warmest years of all time in the U.S. have happened since 2012.