March 2012 was the warmest on record since 1895, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA created a stunning time-lapse video of 15,000 local temperature records broken during the month.
“The average temperature of 51.1°F was 8.6 degrees above the 20th century average for March and 0.5°F warmer than the previous warmest March in 1910,” explains NOAA in its monthly State of the Climate report. Overall, October 2011 to March 2012 was the second warmest winter ever.
U.S. weather displayed the extremes scientists are predicting will intensify with global warming:
Image source: NOAA
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