Was Second-Hottest Year on Record in US

According to Yahoo News, even though many U.S. states experienced a warm climate, Alaska fetched the title of having the most unusual warm climate and toppled all old records.Every state but Hawaii saw much warmer than normal temperatures; this is the 20th consecutive year the annual average exceeded the normal. Alaska, interestingly, experienced the second warmest year with the second warmest winter, warmest summer as well as warmest spring.This wound up being the third straight warmest year on record in Alaska, where temperature records go back 92 years. The only other year where that average was higher was in 2012, when the average temperature clocked in at 55.3 degrees F. (12.9 degrees Celsius).As per the NOAA, no other year had witnessed such a fluctuation in the temperature of states, which either broke or was close enough to break the annual average temperature. Sushma Swaraj’s warning to Amazon over sale of tricolour doormats
Apparently the vendor, identified by the newspaper as Hana Houdek, had removed the item from sale after the controversy erupted. Disrespect to the national flag is a punishable offence in India and involves a three-year jail term and a fine or both. Fenimore said as temperatures increased worldwide, and as greenhouse gasses were pumped into the air, the world could expect higher precipitation totals and an increase in disasters including inland flooding.The average temperature in 2016 was 54.9 degrees Fahrenheit, 2.9 degrees above the average since the US started keeping records in 1895.A map showing the locations of 15 billion-dollar disasters that occurred in the U.S.in 2016.However, since 1925, Alaska has had a temperature increase of 0.30 degrees Fahrenheit each decade. “Every state in the union had an average annual temperature that was among the warmest seven of their historical records, and all but Iowa, Maine, Nevada, Oregon and Utah had one of their warmest five years”.Dubbing 2016 “a year of temperature and precipitation extremes”, the NOAA said that every state registered one of their top 7 warmest years on record. Investment Needed To Boost Irish F&B Exports: FDII
Trade with the United Kingdom fell by 8 per cent, due in part to challenging exchange rates and uncertainty arising from Brexit. The year featured an extremely lopsided ratio between record highs and record lows, at 5.7-to-1.The unusual warmth was particularly spread out geographically. There is also likely to be an announcement stating 2016 to be the warmest year across the globe.The average low temperature for the country was 43.1 degrees Fahrenheit, which beat the old record set in 2012 by about 0.2 degrees.”The breadth of the coverage of all the states that were much above average through the year was just incredible”, Chris Fenimore, a physical scientist with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. In fact, every state across the U.S. had a warmer year than expected as per the reports released by NOAA.Last year, the US experienced 15 weather and climate disasters with losses exceeding $1 billion, with a total of 138 fatalities, NOAA found. Each of the events caused at least $1 billion in damages. NOAA has been keeping track of these types of costly disasters since 1980. The only hotter year in recorded history was 1998. Thrillseekers rescued from Gold Coast ride
Over a dozen riders were stranded on a roller coaster at Movie World, an amusement park in Australia. A number of people appear to be stuck at the top of a broken down rollercoaster at Warner Bros. The NCEI data indicates that global climate change has become more easily measurable on a local level over the last few years.

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