Globe had 4th hottest March on record while U.S. was cooler than normal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest March's on record, except in the United States.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday that it was the fourth hottest March in 135 years of records. The overall global temperature was 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the 20th century average.
But in the United States, March was about a degree cooler than normal. It was the 43rd coolest March on record.
Slovakia had its hottest March on record while South Korea and Latvia had their second warmest. Northern Siberia was 9 degrees warmer than normal. Norway and Denmark averaged nearly 7 degrees warmer than normal.
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