MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you thought spring may have been a little too fast, you are probably right. According to the National Climatic Data Center, the United States recorded the warmest winter on record dating back to 1895.

Overall, the NCDC said more than 15,000 high temperature records were broken in March. The average temperature was 51.1 degrees Fahrenheit, which was 8.6 degrees above the 20th century average and 0.5 degrees warmer than the previous warmest March in 1910.

The NCDC reported that out of the more than 1,400 months that have been tracked dating back 117 years, only one month (January 2006) has seen a larger departure from its average temperature than March 2012.

And it’s not just March that has been warm this year. Overall, the first quarter of 2012 was the warmest on record. States east of the Rockies were the warmest in March with states on the West Coast being near or just slightly above normal.

Not surprisingly, the U.S. Drought Monitor found that 36.8 percent of the contiguous 48 states were in a drought. That’s slightly lower than February, but an increase of 28.8 percent compared to April 5, 2011.

The warmer than average temperatures in March also created a severe weather setup that helped spawn 223 tornadoes in a month that averages just 80. The majority of the twisters happened during a March 2nd-3rd outbreak which killed 40 people. The total losses from the severe weather is expected to exceed $1.5 billion dollars.

Comments (72)
  1. Victor Barney says:

    Let me guess? The National Climatic Data Center is another federal marxist(anti-christ) agency with politically correct thinkers, but totally unrelated to science. Just saying…

    1. Bubba says:

      Don’t trust anyone or anything unless it confirms you existing opinions.

    2. dustoff57 says:

      Yet we set a record in Alaska for snow?

  2. Bob says:

    The earth is 4+ billion years old and all they have is around a 100 years of temperature data to go by? Its not like they are pushing any kind of agenda. Ha.

    1. Bubba says:

      Wrong, 6000 years old.

  3. fritz von says:

    What kind of SUV’s were they driving in 1895 to make it so hot?

    1. Bubba says:

      I think they must have been Fords, the article says the previous record was 1910. Trying reading the article before thinking up your witty comments.

      1. dan says:


        Don’t trust anyone or anything unless it confirms you existing opinions.”


      2. The Un - Bubba says:

        Actually the article says the warmest “March” on record was 1910 and the warmest winter was 1895. Try not being stupid before commenting.

      3. Bubba says:

        I doesn’t say the warmest winter was in 1895. read it again.

  4. Tasmanian_Devil says:


    Next AlGore will stick his head out of his hole and surface, screaming about the non-existent “global warming” again.

    The sky is falling, the sky is falling!

    1. Bubba says:

      Good one, now go buy gold and freeze dried provisions to prepare for the global financial crisis that is brewing.

  5. DG says:

    Alaska had it’s coldest January ever but that’s not reported since the idiots at CBS that love global warming might look stupid!

    1. Bubba says:

      That is reported everywhere. How did you find out?

      You happily feed at the trough of slop that is fed to you.

    2. Fred says:

      Yeah, that was why they gave the US national aevarge, but that would take reading comprehension to figure that out

      1. Rakes says:

        “Temperatures in Alaska during March, which are not included in the contiguous U.S. average value, ranked as the tenth coolest on record.”

        Click on the link to the source data and you’ll see reading comprehension can do wonders for everyone. The data has been manipulated to support an agenda. You can modify any data bank to fit your own narrative.

  6. Fred says:

    ….federal marxist(anti-christ) agency with politically correct thinkers, but totally unrelated to science. Just saying…

    This guy above cites a myth (the anit-christ) to dispute global warming – which he insinuates is a myth.

    As soon as some clown busts out the anti-christ in any debate, you know he is a moron

    1. james214 says:

      So what you’re saying is that you are a moron.

    2. Von Frank and Stein says:

      I think possibly the “Anti-Christ” remark was just to emphasize his level of contempt not that he actually believed that the agency was the “Anti-Christ”

  7. Davis says:

    There were too many buggies with too much horse gas in 1895.

    1. Bubba says:

      The standard Drudge Report operating procedure, read headline, type stupid comment.

      1. dustoff57 says:

        read headline, type stupid comment.

        I bet mirrors scare you

      2. Bubba says:

        No, I am not.

      3. Eric in CO says:

        drink cool aide?

      4. Bubba says:

        No, I don’t.

      5. Rakes says:

        All the smart ones occupy Yahoo, CNN, and MSNBC right? Hellen Keller had more sense than you and she was missing two of five.

  8. Ca Will says:

    Here in So Cal we had the coolest winter in 25 years but lets just talk about the areas that support the global warming agends. BTW, how many gas powered cars were in use when the last record was broken over 100 years ago.
    To all things there are cycles.

    1. Bubba says:

      Well, the depth of your analysis convinced me.

      1. Lazlo says:

        Someone has their angry pants on today.

      2. Bubba says:

        And they fit perfectly.

  9. Bobster says:

    Why was it so hot in 1895? Less people, less cars (none), less industry. Maybe it was horse farts (methane) causing global warming back then.

  10. moses871 says:

    Wow, so it means it’s just as hot as it was back in 1895… it’s the end of the world! LOL

    Btw, how’s the arctic sea ice doing? Back above normal! Imagine that.

    1. Bubba says:

      Are the Artic Sea ice measurements you are referencing by volume or surface area?

  11. MAC says:

    Seriously? Please show me where in this article the words “global warming” are even mentioned. This article reports a series of observations that show that, on average, the US had the warmest March since 1895. Those are the facts, but nowhere in this article is it pushing any kind of agenda.

    Willfully ignorant people like all of the posters here (except Bubba- thank you for the dose of sanity) are the reason why we can’t have an accurate discussion based on reality, and instead get absurd rhetoric and fabricated information.

  12. Eric in CO says:

    I gues it is easy to have new record highs when the NCDC constantly goes back and modifies past temperature data to make the past seem cooler.

    1. Bubba says:

      Yeah, that’s probably how you keep track of your weight when you are saying that you have lost weight. Have another store brand soda and continue to wallow in your negativity.

      1. Eric in CO says:

        hahah. you dumb f er

      2. Bubba says:

        Good one, bf er

      3. Eric in CO says:

        I assume you have done no research and are a cool aid drinker. Have you noticed NCDC changed the past of icelands records. NCDC and iceland met records are different in the ealy 1900s by 1 degree. NCDC says it was colder. Keep in mind, iceland gives the data to NCDC and NCDC changes it. Why? AGW is more powerfull if you make the past colder. They do this everywhere. This is too complex for you to ever understand.

  13. Tom Paine says:

    Hooray for the early spring! Thank goodness for some of that old fashioned global warming!

    1. Bubba says:

      Yea! Woot, woot.

  14. MTB says:

    I am guessing that in 1895 it was carbon emmissions from “horse made global warming”. PS: the sky is falling..

    1. Bubba says:

      I am guessing that in 2012 you are the reason that there are more horse’s behinds than horse’s heads.

      1. Rakes says:

        I’m guessing in 2012 you became the origin and victim of the “sheeple” metaphor.

      2. Bubba says:

        Rakes, your comments make no sense.

      3. Rakes says:

        See below. My comments rarely make sense to those lacking the neurons required to think for oneself.

      4. Bubba says:

        I agree because your comments don’t make sense to anyone.

  15. michael says:

    It’s all Bush’s fault!

  16. Rakes says:

    How so? You’re one of those people who follow whatever path their leader places them on like a sheep to a shepherd. Sheep + People = Sheeple. Not very difficult to grasp for most individuals.

  17. Jerky Miester says:

    Hey Bubba! Rather than hanging out here to harass posters, go do something productive… like self-buggery or stalking the neighbors dog. Loser!

    1. Bubba says:

      You are, of course, correct. I will get back to work and leave the buggery and doggy style to you, Mr. Miester.

      I am out of here to get some work done and then enjoy the unseasonably warm weather.

  18. Rich says:

    So, it was warmer in 1895? Before SUV’s? Before widespread power plants?
    Who’d a thunk it?

    1. Bubba says:

      Oh my, how many people are just going to read the headline and then post. 1895 was when they started keeping records, in 1910 was the previous warmest March.

  19. Bubba says:

    Oh, you mean like Christians who follow their leader, Christ – sheeple. Yes I am one of those.

  20. Bubba says:

    How do my comments make me a hypocrite. I ask that you look the word up in a dictionary before responding please.

  21. RickJamesFool says:

    Alaska has the coldest winter on record. But of course that data is not calculated because it wasn’t a state in 1895.

  22. Reality says:

    Why is Greenalnd called that?How can a NW passage exist?Why are millions and millions of mastadon,horse,camel,sabre tooth tiger,and sloth fossils all over Alaska and Siberia.The laws of entropy and biology preclude fossils.They can only exist due to catastrophism.

    1. Chris Judge says:

      You should demand a refund for your science degree.

  23. Chris Judge says:

    “Record and near-record breaking temperatures dominated the eastern two-thirds of the nation and contributed to the warmest March on record for the contiguous United States, a record that dates back to 1895.”

    This does not mean that March, 1895 was as warm. It means that we started keeping records in 1895. The key phrase is “the warmest March on record.”

  24. SueL says:

    Wow!! And they didn’t have air conditioning in 1895!!!!

  25. John Brown says:

    …..and the temperatures in Arizona and California were as far below normal as the temperatures were above normal in the eastern U.S.

  26. Gunny G Anti Liberal Zone says:

    Has Obumbles blamed it on Bush yet?

  27. Ralloh says:

    Ok for those of you who are thinking Global Warming, there is one fact in the article to focus on. They claim this March was .5 degrees, that’s only 1/2 of a degree, warmer than the previous record set in 1910. Now this is where you actually have to rub two brain cells together and think. Even if man was causing some warming, 1910 was long before we would have been a factor. Records will always be broken at some point in time. I find this to be no big deal at all, particularly since some areas of the world experienced record cold.

  28. John longstockings says:

    What was the temperature in March in the year 1052, how about 200 BC, how bout 250000 BC, how about in 1776? We don’t know….

    Yeah Weather Records date back 150 years and we’re supposed to think this is out of character for the earth?

    Nice scientific research….base all weather events on 150 years of data, and the file has over 4 billion years of data…it’s like taking a file of a million lines and doing your analysis on 10 and coming to a conclusion on those 10 lines disregarding the other 9,999,990 lines of data.

  29. cosmicwxdude says:

    Yet the rest of the world was below average, literally. If you look at the anomaly map for the Winter of ’11-’12 you see that North America was anomalously warm but the rest of the worlds anomalies were negative to neutral. It was very cold across Eurasia and the Arctic this year, including AK.

  30. concerned says:

    Keep in mind that the weather has been extremely harsh and cold in Europe during this same period which is why you aren’t hearing much noise about ‘global warming’ now.

  31. Kevin says:

    The media just cannot resist twisting and spinning for an agenda…

    This type of stuff is exactly what makes me hate liberals… Not just dislike them, but despise them… Political opinion is one thing, but the never ending barrage of lies and misrepresentations that are used to drive their agendas is just disgusting…

    Liberals are a scourge on the planet, no different than any other disease…

    1. MAC says:

      ‘The media’ is not twisting or spinning anything! This article is reporting facts, and draws no conclusions from it. The words “global warming,” “climate change,” or “carbon” aren’t even mentioned, so what’s the agenda they’re pushing?

      YOU are reflexively attacking this article so you don’t have to question your existing political opinion, which is apparently based on lies and misrepresentations.

  32. greg says:

    thank al gore for the net, now we can see for ourselves how much the climate change soothsayers are lying.

  33. Rolling Block Shooter says:

    Gosh – I sure wish we would get some of that warm weather here in the Pacific NW. After a 2010 summer of no summer (first 80+ days occurred in mid August) and 7 months of winter of nothing but cold wet rain/snow; I want some extended Global Warming. Bring it on mother sun!