The National Climatic Data Center recently issued their annual report for 2011 and developed this fantastic graphic off all the weather highlights across the Untied States last year.
For the United States as a whole, 2011 was the 23rd warmest year on record.
Texas had its second warmest year on record, with an annual temperature anomaly of 2.2 degrees F (1.2 degrees C), just shy of the annual record of 2.5 degrees F (1.4 degrees C) set in 1921.
The year 2011 was also the driest year on record for Texas, when 14.99 inches (381 mm) of precipitation was observed across the state. Chief Meteorologist Larry Mowry reported more on this Wednesday.