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Climate of 2000
February in Historical Perspective

National Climatic Data Center, 13 March 2000

Global Blended Temperature Product Ranks
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A generally westerly flow of mild air for the third month in a row helped produce warm anomalies over much of Alaska, Central and North America in February. The warmest anomalies were noted over the central sections of the U.S. and Canada. Warm anomalies were also noted over much of Europe, eastward into western Siberia, with some anomalies exceeding 4 degrees C over the Eurasian continent. In contrast, a large ridge of Arctic high pressure combined with above average snow cover kept much of Mongolia and northeastern China cold. Cool anomalies were also noted in the southern Hemisphere, across much of interior Australia and in southern Africa. Some of these cooler than average temperatures were due to extensive cloud cover and tropical rains which caused deadly flooding in Mozambique. Additional details and global regional information are available in other sections of this report.
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