The latest monthly global summary from NASA came out today. It shows that March 2017 was the second warmest on record after last year’s blistering March heat. According to the story, “March 2016 was the hottest on record, at 1.27 degrees Celsius warmer than the March mean temperature. March 2017’s temperature was 0.15 degrees Celsius cooler than March 2016, but 0.2 degrees Celsius warmer than any previous March.”
You can read more about it at https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2575/march-2017-was-second-warmest-march-on-record/. Even with the exceptionally warm global temperatures, some areas like Alaska were still colder than average. But the amount of warm air over Russia is amazing!