A map recently released has shown more than 3,500 weather records were set nationwide last year, 128 of them set in Indiana.
Ten states, including Indiana and Illinois set record highs in 2012 making it the hottest year recorded to date.
Indiana witnessed two large wildfires in 2012 and experienced one of the most extreme droughts in the state in 50 years. A total of 36 counties set record highs.
Illinois had 1 large wildfire, 45 counties with a record setting high and 113 heat records broken.
Take a look at the record setting weather map right here…