Global March Temperatures: Brrrrrrrrrrr

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    The global March temperature data is in!

    It ranks as the coldest March since the year 2000 - making it colder than such years as 1998, and 1990.

    The global March 2009 temps were just slightly higher than the global March temperatures for 1981.

    BUT BRACE YOURSELVES: I am quite certain that many parts of the globe will experience warming temperatures as we head into summer...
     
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    Newswise — Global Temperature Report: March 2009

    Global trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.13 C per decade

    March temperatures (preliminary)

    Global composite temp.: +0.21 C (about 0.63 degrees Fahrenheit) above
    20-year average for March.

    Northern Hemisphere: +0.31 C (about 1.22 degrees Fahrenheit) above 20-year
    average for March.

    Southern Hemisphere: +0.10 C (about 0.04 degrees Fahrenheit) above 20-year
    average for March.

    February temperatures (revised):

    Global Composite: +0.35 C above 20-year average

    Northern Hemisphere: +0.68 C above 20-year average

    Southern Hemisphere: +0.02 C above 20-year average

    (All temperature variations are based on a 20-year average (1979-1998) for
    the month reported.)

    As part of an ongoing joint project between The University of Alabama in
    Huntsville, NOAA and NASA, Dr. John Christy, director of UAHuntsville's
    Earth System Science Center, and Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research
    scientist in the ESSC, use data gathered by microwave sounding units on NOAA
    and NASA satellites to get accurate temperature readings for almost all
    regions of the Earth. This includes remote desert, ocean and rain forest
    areas for which reliable climate data are not otherwise available.
    Newswise Science News | Global Temperature Report - March 2009
     
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    Viva La Nina! And an anomaly.
     

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