Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Last Winter was the Warmest Ever
The trend of warmer weather continues adding to 30 consecutive years of above average temperatures. The globally-averaged land surface temperature during this past December to February was 2.63 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average, tying with 2007 as the highest for that period since instrument records began in 1880.
The average temperature across land and ocean surfaces was the warmest on record during meteorological winter, beating the previous record set in 2007 by 0.05 degrees Fahrenheit.
For 2015 so far, the average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.42 degrees Fahrenheit above average, according to NOAA, beating previous records set in 2002 and tied in 2007, by 0.07 degrees Fahrenheit.
Posted by Richard Matthews