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March 2014 Was 4th Hottest on Record ... GloballyApril 25, 2014
March 2014 climate summary graphic
Europe and much of Russia were far warmer than normal during March while North Americans shivered.
The U.S. environmental agency NOAA says it calculated that March 2014 was the fourth-hottest on record for the entire planet even though America notably bucked that trend.

The agency said the overall global temperature for the month was 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average.

But the continental United States was almost a full degree cooler than normal, making it the country’s 43rd coolest March on record.

The Eastern European nation of Slovakia had its hottest March on record while South Korea experienced its second-warmest.

Northern Siberia came in at 9 degrees warmer than normal for the month.

Photo: NOAA