January 2016 hottest month since 1880s: NOAA
Q. Last month was the hottest January in modern times. By how much was the average land and sea temperature above the 20th century average for this month, according to NOAA?- Published on 19 Feb 16
a. 1.87 Degree F
b. 1.04 Degree C
c. 1.09 Degree C
d. Both a and b
ANSWER: Both a and b
Last month saw the hottest January in modern times with average global temperature across land and clean surfaces being 1.87 degree F or 1.04 degree C above the 20th century average for this month, according to US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This was the hottest January since 1880s surpassing the previous record of 2007 by 0.29 degree F. December 2015 was also the hottest month in 136 years.