Following are highlights from the February NOAA State of the Climate report. To sum things up quickly--except for eastern North America and the northern Atlantic Ocean, there was a whole lot of warmth going on.
The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for February 2015 was the second highest for February in the 136-year period of record, at 0.82 degrees Celsius (1.48 degrees Fahrenheit), above the 20th century average of 12.1 degrees Celsius (53.9 Fahrenheit). The warmest February occurred in 1998, which was 0.86 degrees Celsius (1.55 degrees Fahrenheit) above average. Nine of the ...