Ny Pa Offically Log Their Hottest Years

08.08.12 | Sarah Harnisch

We have heard the date from the federal government, but now it's official, from Cornell University: New York and Pennsylvania have had their hottest year, ever.  The Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell reported this week the average temperature in the 12 states nestled around ours was 49.9 degrees from January to July; the warmest-ever 7-month period since 1895. The second warmest was in 1921. Breaking the warm spell down by states, it was the warmest year on record for New York, and the second warmest on record for Pennsylvania.