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Warm November Set Month's Heat Record for Planet

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CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - November was a hot month for planet Earth.  Government scientists reported Tuesday that last month set a heat record.  They say it was the warmest November on record, across Earth, since record-keeping began in 1880.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says average global temperature, for water and land surfaces combined, was 56.6°; that's 1.4° above the 20th century average.

It was the 37th consecutive November with above-average temperatures.  The last below-average November was in 1976.

It was also the 345th straight month with above-average temperatures; that's almost 29 years.

Among the November hot spots: much of Eurasia, Central America and the Indian Ocean.  In Russia, it was the warmest November on record, but parts of North America were cooler than average.

 

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