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Climate Change U.S. Has Warmest March Ever J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo

U.S. Has Warmest March Ever

The eastern U.S. was hit with record-breaking temperatures last month, making it the warmest March since record-keeping began in 1895, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The average temperature was 51.1 degrees Fahrenheit, which is 8.6 degrees higher than the 20th-century average for March. All 50 states recorded at least one record daily temperature during the month. In all, over 15,000 temperature records were broken. It wasn’t all sun and games, however. Washington, Oregon, and California experienced cooler than average months, while Alaska had its 10th coolest March ever.

April 9, 2012 5:59 PM