Although it didn't feel like it in the Mid-Atlantic U.S., the temperatures around the globe averaged together showed that November was the warmest on record. - Rob
USA Today reports “the Earth as a whole had its warmest November on record,” according to the national Climatic Data Center. NASA also reported that it was the warmest November ever recorded. The center reported, “Most of the world’s land areas experienced warmer-than-average monthly temperatures, including much of Eurasia, coastal Africa, Central America and central South America. Much of southern Russia, northwest Kazakhstan, south India and southern Madagascar were record warm.” The US, along with much of North America, “was one of the only parts of the world that was cooler than average.”
The CBS Evening News reported it “was the 37th consecutive November with above-average temperatures.”
According to NBC Nightly News “temperatures on land and at sea were an average of 1.4 degrees hotter.”
ABC World News reported “California is dealing with what could end up being the driest year on record” as it highlighted “wildfires gnawing away at 500 acres” near Big Sur, California. Fire Chief Martha Carstens, who’s own home was destroyed in the fire, said, “It’s just devastating. To stand there and watch your home burn, it’s just not what you want to do.” The World News also covered the difficulty drivers faced during “the dangerous icy commute” in the Northeast.
The Washington Post “Capital Weather Gang” blog also covers the story.
Blog Coverage. Deneen L. Brown at the Washington Post (12/18, 4.28M) “Local” blog writes how Adelphi Elementary School students visited the Hard Bargain Farm to learn how humans are changing the environment. Brown cites several NASA studies as evidence of the “urgency of the instructor’s lesson.”