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March 2012 was the 16th warmest March on record globally, according to the National Climatic Data Center. Records go back to 1880.
March 2012 global temperature anomaly map courtesy of the NCDC.
March 2012 hemispheric temperature anomaly map courtesy of NASA GISS.
The combined ocean/land surface temperature anomaly for March 2012 was +0.46 C or +0.83 F globally despite a weak La Nina, which typically has a cooling influence.
March 2012 was also the coolest March since 1999. The warmest March on record globally was March 2010 with an anomaly of +0.78 C.
Image courtesy of the NCDC.
Incredible warmth for the contiguous United States!
March 2012 was easily the warmest March on record for the contiguous U.S. with an anomaly of +4.8 C or + 8.6 F! Records go back to 1895.
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