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Chilled out by this long winter? Look again

While Canada east of the Rockies, along with half the U.S., shivers in one of the longest, coldest winters in recent memory, putting building  heating systems in overdrive, the world as a whole had one of its warmest Januaries on...

February 25, 2014   Canadian Consulting Engineer

While Canada east of the Rockies, along with half the U.S., shivers in one of the longest, coldest winters in recent memory, putting building  heating systems in overdrive, the world as a whole had one of its warmest Januaries on record.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported on February 20 that In January the Earth was 1.17 degrees warmer than the average for the 20th century.

Almost all of Africa, South America and Australia, as well as most of Asia and Europe were warmer than normal.

Land temperatures in the entire Southern Hemisphere were the hottest for January on record.

China and France had their second warmest Januaries.

In Canada on January 6 at the depth of a cold wave that was accompanied by heavy snow, high winds, and ice, Winnipeg was the coldest major city in Canada. It had a temperature of —37 C. Record cold record temperatures were set in Hamilton and London, in southwest Ontario, which saw temperatures of —24 C and —25 C on January 7.

Sources, Wikipedia and phys.org. See


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