With all of the winter snow storms hitting the East Coast of the U.S., one would think this was one of those horrifying winters in history. Think again. According to the National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this was Earth’s warmest winter recorded.
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for February 2015 was the second highest since record keeping began in 1880. Both the year-to-date (January–February) and seasonal (December–February) globally averaged temperatures were record high.
During December–February, the globally-averaged land surface temperature was 2.63°F (1.46°C) above the 20th century average. This tied with 2007 as the highest for December–February in the 1880–2015 record.
Even sea temperatures saw a drastic change. During December–February, the globally-averaged sea surface temperature was 0.97°F (0.54°C) above the 20th century average. This was the third highest for December–February in the 1880–2015 record.
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