This winter was the Earth's warmest on record

Dry vegetation in the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles
(Image credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Many Americans experienced severe cold this winter, but the Northern Hemisphere as a whole actually saw an increase in its average temperature.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Wednesday that this winter was the Earth's warmest on record. The NOAA defines winter as the months of December, January, and February in the Northern Hemisphere.

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