2016 was Chattanooga’s warmest year on record, according to the National Weather Service. Here’s a breakdown of where each season ranked in the city’s history:› Winter (December 2015-February 2016): 14th warmest› Spring (March-May): Sixth warmest› Summer (June-August): 2nd warmest› Fall (September-November): warmest ever
Give yourself a pat on the back for making it through the warmest year in Chattanooga history, or at least the warmest year since the National Weather Service began tracking such things in 1879.
Chattanooga's 2016 average temperature of 64.1 degrees came in 0.6 degrees higher than the previous record, set in 2012, and 3.4 degrees above the city's normal yearly average of 60.8 degrees.
A historic drought fueled the Scenic City's hot year, but the new record also coincided with a third consecutive heat record for the planet, according to research from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.