February Hit Record Cold Temperatures in US

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The U.S. experienced record cold temperatures in February while other parts of the earth hit all-time highs.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says record warm temperatures for the month outpaced the cold records by more than four to one in countries outside of the U.S.

But in the states, more than 3,000 daily record cold temperatures, both minimum and maximum recordings, were set from Feb. 12 to 17.

Of these, 79 were all-time cold records.

Scientists say the fact that much of the world saw higher than normal temperatures should come as no surprise. They say globally-averaged temperatures are increasing as a result of human-caused climate change.

And record warm temperatures have been outpacing record cold temperatures by more than two to one in recent decades.