NOAA: 2012 was warmest year ever for US, second most ‘extreme’

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If you found yourself bundling up in scarves, hats, and long underwear less than usual last year, you weren’t alone: 2012 was the warmest year on record in the contiguous United States, according to scientists with The¬†National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

World matched record for hottest September

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If you thought September felt a bit warmer than usual, you weren’t alone.

Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Monday that last month tied a 2005 record for the warmest September on record worldwide. These numbers have been tracked since 1880. September’s combined average temperature over land and ocean around the world was 60.21 degrees Fahrenheit — 1.21 degrees over the 20th century average.

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