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Climate of 2000
March in Historical Perspective

National Climatic Data Center, 18 April 2000

Global Blended Temperature Product
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A generally westerly flow of mild air for the fourth month in a row helped produce warm anomalies over much of North America. The warmest anomalies were noted over the north central sections of the North American continent. In fact, March 2000 land temperatures were much above the long term average, second only to March 1990. Warm anomalies were also noted over much of northwest Africa, parts of Europe, and eastward into central Siberia. The greatest anomalies exceeding 5 C were observed near Hudson Bay in eastern Canada, and across central Siberia just north of Mongolia. The unseasonably cold winter in parts of south central China and Mongolia was replaced by slightly above average temperatures this month. For the second month in a row, extensive cloud cover and tropical systems kept parts of southern Africa and Western Australia cooler than average. Deadly flooding was again reported across portions of southeast Africa. Additional details and global regional information are available in other sections of this report.
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