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How Unusual Temperatures Have Been Every Year Since 1950

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> Average land-ocean temperature: 58.8° Fahrenheit – #1 highest
> Anomaly from 1951-1980 avg: 1.84° above 57° Fahrenheit
> Hottest month: February (59.2°)

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> Average land-ocean temperature: 58.5° Fahrenheit – #6 highest
> Anomaly from 1951-1980 avg: 1.51° above 57° Fahrenheit
> Hottest month: October (58.8°)

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