Nightly News | May 08, 2012
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Government weather experts are out with the numbers tonight for April, confirming what a lot of us already knew. It was warm. It was the third warmest on record for the lower 48, with warmer than average temperatures engulfing most of the country. The January through April period this year was the warmest on record for the US, with 26 states seeing their warmest start to the year since records have been kept. On average, the temperature was more than five degrees above normal.