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NOAA: 2012: Waters Off Northeast US Coast Were Warmest In 150 Years

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NOAA: Waters Off Northeast US Coast Were Warmest In 150 Years

The advisory reports on conditions in the second half of 2012.

"Sea surface temperature for the Northeast Shelf Ecosystem reached a record high of 14 degrees Celsius (57.2°F) in 2012, exceeding the previous record high in 1951. Average SST has typically been lower than 12.4 C (54.3 F) over the past three decades.

… The temperature increase in 2012 was the highest jump in temperature seen in the time series and one of only five times temperature has changed by more than 1 C (1.8 F).'

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But of course it was purely coincidental that six months ago the Northeast was hit by the “largest hurricane in Atlantic history measured by diameter of gale force winds (1,040mi).”



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