Mar 2, 2017

Last Month Was the Hottest February on Record in Texas

Texas
USA
by
The Texas Observer
January 2017 Average Temperature Departures. Image: NOAA
January 2017 Average Temperature Departures. Image: NOAA

At least 42 weather stations in Texas broke all-time temperature records in February. Nine of those have records for more than 100 years, according to John Nielsen-Gammon, the state climatologist and a professor at Texas A&M’s department of atmospheric sciences. 

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Adding fuel to the fire is climate change. Although attribution studies will need to be conducted to prove climate change’s role in the unusually warm weather last month, Nielsen-Gammon said it increased the likelihood of temperatures records being broken.