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2012 ties warmest year on record in Portland
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The National Weather Service says 2012 is going into the record books.

Portland's average temperature for the year came in at 49.2 degrees, tying 2010 as the city's warmest year on record. Temperatures are recorded at the Portland International Jetport, where records have been logged since 1940.

The weather service says 2012 was highlighted by the second-warmest spring on record followed by the sixth-warmest summer.  Nine out of the 12 months had above-normal temperatures.

Portland had more than 54 inches of precipitation for the year, more than 7 inches above normal.

The snowfall total came in at just shy of 63 inches, which was 1 inch above normal.

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