NOAA’s latest climate summary for the United States was published yesterday. It shows that overall it was the second warmest year to date on record since 1895, following the very warm 2012. The warmest part of the country was the Southwest, where many areas observed record high temperatures, and the coldest part of the US was the Northeast. The driest part of the lower 48 states was right here in the Southeast, along with southern California, while the Pacific Northwest got pelted with one storm after another. You can read the report at https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-201703.