Albany annual temperature avg diff from normal 1820-2016

Numbers via NWS Albany website.

By the way: 1875 is the coldest year on record, by far, at 42.7 degrees -- two degrees colder than the #2 coldest year. 1875 included six different "cold waves" -- periods of three or more days when minimum temperature was zero degrees or lower. One lasted six days, another five days, and two four days.

2016 was hot

2016 temperatures Albany NWS

This graph is from the NWS Albany office -- it shows the daily average temperatures across 2016 compared to the record temperatures (high and low) for each day.

Because 2016: This past calendar year was the 6th warmest on record in Albany, according to the National Weather Service Albany office.

The average temperature here was 51.1 degrees -- 2.8 degrees warmer than the 30-year "normal" annual average (1981-2010). In this case, "on record" means dating back to 1820.

This past meteorological winter -- that is the period from December 2015 to February 2016 -- was the warmest, least snowy on record.

The warmest year on record was 2012, at 51.6 degrees.

Would you like to see a graph of the difference from normal in average temperature each year going to back 1820? We thought you might...

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