Miami’s yearlong sizzling temperatures were enough to beat a chilly end to 2017, tying the record for the hottest year on the books.
The National Weather Service reported Tuesday that December officially ended with an average monthly temperature of 79.2 degrees in Miami. That’s high enough to end the year in a tie with 2015, when an El Niño helped amplify the steamy tropics and produce a warm, soggy winter that felt more like spring.
The announcement came after a brief mix-up in how records are calculated.
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