Earth Has Its 4th Warmest March on Record; Weekend Severe Weather Outbreak Coming
Posted: 9:21 AM EDT on April 23, 2014
March 2014 was the globe's 4th warmest March since records began in 1880. March 2014 global land temperatures were the 5th warmest on record, and global ocean temperatures were also the 5th warmest. The year-to-date January - March period has been the 7th warmest on record for the globe. One billion-dollar weather-related disaster hit the Earth during March 2014: Southeastern Brazil's worst drought in 50 years, which has cost at least $4.3 billion so far this year.
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On this date in 1899, two women and a young boy were picked up by a tornado, carried a quarter mile, and then were set down gently back on the ground. They reported flying far above church steeples and even flying alongside a horse. Reportedly, the horse "kicked and struggled" before it was also set down unharmed.
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