March 2015: Another Warmest Month on Record for the Planet
Posted: 12:15 PM EDT on April 17, 2015
March 2015 was the warmest March since global record keeping began in 1880, said NOAA. March 2015's warmth makes the year to date period (January - March) the warmest such period on record, and the past twelve months the warmest twelve-month period in recorded history. Seven of the past eleven months (May, June, August, September, October, and December 2014, along with March 2015) have tied or set new record high monthly temperatures.
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