Christmas 2021 was the hottest Christmas on record in the United States, according to the National Weather Service.
A weather service observation station in Rio Grande Village in Texas recorded a high temperature of 94 degrees on Saturday, Christmas Day.
According to the National Weather Service office in Midland, Texas, that was the warmest temperature on Dec. 25 in both Texas and the entire United States.
The previous record was 92 degrees, set again in Texas. This time it was McAllen and the year was 1964 (and it was tied in 2015).
Alabama had way-above-average temperatures as well on Dec. 25, but no records were broken.
That wasn’t the case on Sunday, when two cities had record highs for Dec. 26 and two other cities tied their record highs for the date:
It wasn’t a balmy Christmas everywhere: The coldest temperature recorded in the lower 48 states on Saturday was -18 degrees near Estcourt Station in Maine, according to NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center.
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