Earth’s 16month record heat streak comes to a close, but planet still warmer than normal

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    WASHINGTON – Earth’s 16-month sizzling streak of record high temperatures is finally over, according to one group of federal meteorologists.

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said last month’s 15.9 C was merely the second hottest September on record for the globe. That’s ever so slightly cooler — a few hundredths of a degree — than the record set in 2015. But it was quite a bit warmer — 0.9 C — than the 20th century average.

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