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How Abnormal the World's Temperature Was Every Year Since 1950

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1950
> Average land-ocean temperature: 56.7° Fahrenheit – #70 highest
> Anomaly from 1951-1980 avg: 0.31° below 57° Fahrenheit
> Hottest month: June (56.9°)

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1951
> Average land-ocean temperature: 56.9° Fahrenheit – #62 highest
> Anomaly from 1951-1980 avg: 0.13° below 57° Fahrenheit
> Hottest month: December (57.3°)

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1952
> Average land-ocean temperature: 57.0° Fahrenheit – #56 highest
> Anomaly from 1951-1980 avg: 0.02° above 57° Fahrenheit
> Hottest month: January (57.2°)

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1953
> Average land-ocean temperature: 57.1° Fahrenheit – #46 highest
> Anomaly from 1951-1980 avg: 0.14° above 57° Fahrenheit
> Hottest month: April (57.3°)

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1954
> Average land-ocean temperature: 56.8° Fahrenheit – #68 highest
> Anomaly from 1951-1980 avg: 0.23° below 57° Fahrenheit
> Hottest month: November (57.1°)

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1955
> Average land-ocean temperature: 56.7° Fahrenheit – #69 highest
> Anomaly from 1951-1980 avg: 0.25° below 57° Fahrenheit
> Hottest month: January (57.2°)

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1956
> Average land-ocean temperature: 56.7° Fahrenheit – #71 highest
> Anomaly from 1951-1980 avg: 0.34° below 57° Fahrenheit
> Hottest month: December (56.9°)

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1957
> Average land-ocean temperature: 57.1° Fahrenheit – #50 highest
> Anomaly from 1951-1980 avg: 0.09° above 57° Fahrenheit
> Hottest month: June (57.3°)

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1958
> Average land-ocean temperature: 57.1° Fahrenheit – #48 highest
> Anomaly from 1951-1980 avg: 0.11° above 57° Fahrenheit
> Hottest month: January (57.7°)

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1959
> Average land-ocean temperature: 57.1° Fahrenheit – #53 highest
> Anomaly from 1951-1980 avg: 0.05° above 57° Fahrenheit
> Hottest month: March (57.3°)

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