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Global Temperatures for Dec-Feb Period

March 13, 2014; 3:00 PM ET

NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has released their global, land-sea combined temperature data for the Dec-Feb season.

Globally, the Dec-Feb season ranked as the 7th warmest (+0.58 C ) in the GISS record, which goes back to 1880.

Global temperature anomalies for the Dec 2013- Feb 2014 period.

Note the well above-normal temperatures over Alaska above, while the cold covered the eastern half of Canada and the U.S.

Breaking it down further.......

The Northern Hemisphere winter (Dec-Feb) was the 8th warmest on record, averaging 0.74 degrees C. above the 1950-1980 average.

The Southern Hemisphere Summer (Dec-Feb) was the 9th warmest on record, averaging 0.43 degrees above the 1950-1980 average.

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