Bitter and Balmy: Local Highlights from an Astounding February
Posted: 11:11 AM EST on March 02, 2015
This year millions of Americans experienced either the warmest or coldest February for their locations, with records in some cases going back more than 100 years. A number of cities had their coldest average temperature for any month on record—truly stunning in a climate that’s running close to a record-high global air temperature. Meanwhile, February proved to be the warmest winter month ever documented across a huge swath of the West.
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