2016 Likely to Become Warmest Year Ever Recorded Worldwide - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

2016 Likely to Become Warmest Year Ever Recorded Worldwide



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    The last few nights, temperatures have dipped into the teens across North Texas. Those are the coldest temperatures we have seen at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport since January 2014.

    But overall, 2016 is shaping up to be the warmest year ever recorded worldwide. A few spots in the middle of the oceans have been cooler than normal, but most of the globe has seen temperatures well above normal – or even at record warm levels.

    Photo credit: NOAA

    When you compare to the baseline temperatures from 1881-1910, the year 2010 was the hottest ever recorded, worldwide – until 2014, which set a new record. And that lasted only until 2015, which again set a record for the hottest year.

    And with only a few weeks to go, it appears almost certain that 2016 will eclipse 2015 as the new record-holder for hottest year ever worldwide.

    Photo credit: NOAA

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