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2012 Hottest Year on Record

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(CNN)- 2012 is officially in the books as the hottest year on record for the continental United States. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration reports every state in the contiguous US saw above-average temperatures last year.  

Nineteen states set record highs of their own.

It was also the second worst year for extreme weather, such as tornadoes, hurricanes and the so-called "Superstorm" Sandy.

The country faced 11 major weather disasters, each topped one billion dollars in losses.  

Seven of the ten hottest years in US records have occurred since 1990.

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