TULSA - Remember all those 100-degree swelters this summer? They added up.
Information released by the National Climate Data Center Tuesday revealed Oklahoma experienced it's hottest year on record in 2012.
The state recorded an average temperature of 63 degrees for the year, surpassing Oklahoma's previous mark set in 1954.
Oklahoma wasn't alone.
According to the center, 2012 was the warmest year in American history, shattering the 1998 record by a full degree.
Compound that with the intense drought that impacted much of the country in 2012.
READ: 'Snow, cold not quenching state, regional drought' (http://bit.ly/Winterdrought)
In Tulsa, only five years recorded less rainfall than in 2012, which registered only 23.37 inches of precipitation. Four years ago, the city had more than 56 inches.
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