Month of February, as Well as This Past Winter, Were Second Warmest on Record Globally

Even as half of the United States shivered, exceedingly warm temperatures in most other places pushed winter temperatures globally to their second highest on record, according to figures just released by NASA.

This past December through February period — meteorological winter— was topped only in 2007.  February itself was second warmest for the month, exceeded only by 1998.

I created the animation above to show how global temperature patterns evolved during winter — and to emphasize th

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