Unlike last year, January 2017 got no temperature boost from El Niño. Yet it was still remarkably warm.
In their monthly analyses, both NASA and NOAA concur that this past month was the third warmest January since record keeping began in 1880.
Last month’s temperature was 0.20 degrees Celsius cooler than the warmest January on record, which occurred just last year, according to NASA. Even so, the agency reports that January 2017 was 0.92 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean temperature