Kansas City on pace for warmest year ever in 2012

Average temp through Dec. 5 already a record

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The unseasonably mild weather continues for the next few days in Kansas City.

The warm December weather follows an unusually-calm winter season at the beginning of 2012, and according to the National Weather Service, puts the Kansas City region on track for the warmest year on record.

Through Wednesday, Dec. 5, the average temperature in Kansas City was 60.9 degrees.

That's one-tenth of a degree higher than the two warmest years on record, up to the same date – 1954 and 1931.

41 Action News Meteorologist Brett Anthony says barring a "major" cool down over the next few weeks, we should remain in line for the warmest calendar year ever.

The attached image shows the Top 5 warmest years through Dec. 5. Below is a look at the five warmest calendar years - through Dec. 31 - on record in Kansas City.

1t 1954 – 59.0 degrees
1t 1931 – 59.0 degrees
3 1946 -  58.0 degrees
4 1938 - 58.7 degrees
5 1934 - 58.6 degrees

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