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NOAA: Global temperatures hit ‘hottest March on record’

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Climate Progress, April 16, 2010
Global temperatures hit ‘hottest March on record
Global temperatures fueled by El Nino seasonal warming last month chalked up the hottest March on record, US weather monitors reported.
“Warmer-than-normal conditions dominated the globe, especially in northern Africa, South Asia and Canada,” the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a statement on Thursday.

Combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for March 2010 was the warmest on record at 13.5 °C (56.3 °F), which is 0.77 °C above the 20th century average of 12.7 °C, it said.
Average ocean temperatures were the hottest for any March since record-keeping began in 1880, while the global land surface was the fourth warmest for any March on record, NOAA said, citing analysis from the National Climate Data Center.
See also “Bye-bye, global cooling myth: Hottest March and hottest Jan-Feb-March on record” for temperature data from NASA and the satellites.


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