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Warm November Set Month's Heat Record for Planet

Created: 12/17/2013 3:42 PM KSTP.com
By: Scott Theisen

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 degrees.  That's 1.4 degrees 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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