2007 a Year of Weather Records in U.S.

December 30, 2007 By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer in Earth / Environment
2007 a Year of Weather Records in U.S. (AP)
With two dogs to help out, an unidentified homeowner clears his walks after a winter storm dumped up to six inches of snow on the metropolitan area to give Denver a white Christmas on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007. Forecasters predict that the winter storm will sweep through the region on Tuesday and dump up to four inches more snow before heading on to the eastern plains of Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(AP) -- When the calendar turned to 2007, the heat went on and the weather just got weirder. January was the warmest first month on record worldwide - 1.53 degrees above normal. It was the first time since record-keeping began in 1880 that the globe's average temperature has been so far above the norm for any month of the year.

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