US temperature records are being deep fried so far this year
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WASHINGTON (AP) It has been so warm in the United States this year, especially in March, that national records were not just broken, they were deep-fried.
Temperatures in the lower 48 states were 8.6 degrees (4.8 degrees Celsius) above normal for March and 6 degrees (3.3 degrees Celsius) higher than average for the first three months of the year, according to calculations by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That far exceeds the old records.
I shall note that so far this does not apply to some regions of the PNW as we had a colder than usual winter with above average snowfall.--
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