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Close the book on 2016 as one of the warmest years on record. State Climatologist Jim Angel says that the past year was the fifth warmest on record. Overall it was about 2 and half degrees warmer than normal. Some of that warmth was due to El Nino and a warm run in the middle of winter.

A wet few months in the late summer was got the state to just below normal when it came to precipitation.