On October 23 Hurricane Patricia was heading toward western Mexico. Scientists found out the storm had wind speeds up to 325 mph, which is the fastest in the northern hemisphere. The wind speeds of this storm surpassed Typhoon Haiyan, which was in 2013.
2015 is one of the hottest years on earth charted since 1880, scientist are calling it a super El Nino. An El Nino is occurred worldwide weather caused by warm seawater piling up in the eastern Pacific, one develops every 3-5 years. NOAA reports that there is 99% confidence that 2015 was the hottest year on record. The 2015 El Nino is the strongest ever recorded.
Everyone is shocked that Florida, a state that is usually hot had snow fall back in december. Also a cold front coming from the north brought cold weather all the way down to the Gulf Coast. Some places got half a foot or even more. Meteorologist are saying it is global warming that is causing all the cold weather that the south is having.
Scientist have been tracking earth’s heat on land and under the water from about 1880. They use satellites which do not get the heat directly but they do measure radiation given off by oxygen. Over the past 100 years temperatures have rising unexpectedly fast.