It seems like a broken record by now. “Warmest month, warmest year, warmest ever” are said quite a bit when dealing with temperatures over the last 25 years. But we are at it again with earth seeing an extremely warm winter this past season.
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) released a report last month stating the earth has not stopped warming and the winter of 2014-2015 was the warmest winter the globe has seen ever.
December through February across the planet was 1.42° above the 20th-century average, .05° above the warmest winter we had prior to last winter.
According to NOAA:
Together, the record warm December, second warmest January, and second warmest February made the combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for the December–February period the highest on record for this period, at 0.79oC above the 20th century average of 12.1oC, surpassing the previous record warmth of December–February 2006/07 by 0.04oC. The Northern Hemisphere had its warmest winter on record and the Southern Hemisphere had its fourth warmest summer.
Did it feel like the warmest winter on record where you live?