Climate reminder: 2012 still hottest ever in US

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Drought photos. Gotta love \'em.

We’re finally below average. Hooray!

October was the first month of 2012 to drop below the average temperature for that month — ending a streak that actually lasted longer than a year, since it started in June 2011.

Of course, one month don’t stop no record. This year is still the hottest ever in the U.S. and it still projects to hold that mark come Dec. 31.

See the story at Grist and see the stats at NOAA.