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NOAA: U.S. Records Warmest March; More than 15,000 Warm Temperature Records Broken

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U.S. map showing locations of record-breaking temps

First quarter of 2012 also warmest on record; early March tornado outbreak is year's first "billion dollar disaster"

According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists, record- and near-record breaking temperatures dominated the eastern two-thirds of the nation and contributed to the warmest March on record for the contiguous United States, a record that dates back to 1895. Over 15,000 records were broken as March 2012 became the warmest on record.

The average temperature of 51.1 degrees F was 8.6 degrees above the 20th century average for March and 0.5 degrees F warmer than the previous warmest March in 1910. Of the more than 1,400 months (or more than 116 years) that have passed since the U.S. climate record began, only one month, January 2006, has seen a larger departure from its average temperature than March 2012.

This monthly analysis from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides government, business and community leaders.  Full release  |  NOAA visuaolization

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When is it going to get through to people

15,000 records broken including numerous in my home town of Whitby can we put this global warming business to rest yet?

No standard deviation?

There's no statistical significance without a reported standard deviation. Please edit the article to include it if at all possible.

Thanks!

Weather

Note: Europe froze half to death during the winter of 2011/2012.

Plants are happy

As Santorum would say, let's all be happy for the plants.

affects our agricultural output

this just proof global warming is not gone. though many people might say its a normal cycle of the earth but we have to continue being cautious and aware of global warming.
this normally have a direct hit on agriculture. i.e food security

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