It turns out 2012 was one of the hottest on record in several Ohio cities.
Thanks to an unusually warm spring followed by a hot summer, Cleveland and Columbus both had their highest average annual temperatures this past year. Both cities broke records set in 1998.
Dayton and Cincinnati fell short of breaking their records. But it was still among the five hottest years those cities have posted.
State climatologist Jeffrey Rogers says more and more evidence points to climate change for the spiking temperatures and he says warmer temperatures in Ohio mean more rain