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Fri June 1, 2012

Oklahoma Breaks Record for Warmest Spring

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Climatological Survey says the state has just set a new mark for the warmest spring on record.

The agency said Friday that temperatures from March through May averaged 65.1 degrees.

That's 2.2 degrees warmer than the old mark of 62.9 degrees set in 2002. The 2012 temperature average was also 6 degrees above normal.

The statewide average temperature for May was 72.2 degrees, which was the fifth-warmest on record. March this year was the warmest ever recorded in Oklahoma.

Also, the average of 56.3 degrees between January and May is another record. The average temperature for that interval was 5.2 degrees above normal.

Temperatures are forecast to be above normal for the summer months.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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