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NOAA reports last month was the warmest November on record

Typically a chilly month, November 2015 was the warmest on record, according to the latest report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information says the November average global land and ocean surface temperature was 1.75 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average, the highest for any November since record-keeping began in 1880.

This was the seventh consecutive month that a global temperature record has been broken.


In a year of temperature milestones, July was previously named the hottest month ever recorded. Back when that announcement was made in August, NOAA climate scientist Jake Crouch said that he was "fairly certain" 2015 would go down as the warmest year on record.

When it comes to seasonal temperatures, NOAA reports that the average global land and ocean surface temperature from September through November 2015 was the warmest on record. This 2015 average surpassed the record set during the same three-month period in 2014.

The average global temperature during this period was 1.73 degrees F above the 20th century average -- 0.38 degrees F above last year.

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