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NOAA knows

NOAA knows

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Friday, November 21, 2014/Categories: natural history, sustainability, environment, climate change

NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration now knows that October was the hottest October on record and the entire year, 2014, is on a path to do likewise. The agency's National Climatic Data Center ( NCDC ) has produced a graphic showing global climate "anomalies" in the monthly weather:

The leading points of just released report concludes:

  • the combined average air temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for October 2014 was the highest on record for October, at 1.33°F above the 20th century average of 57.1°F;
  • the global land surface temperature was 1.89°F above the 20th century average of 48.7°F—the fifth highest for October on record;
  • for the ocean, the October global sea surface temperature was 1.12°F above the 20th century average of 60.6°F and the highest for October on record;
  • the combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for the January–October period (year-to-date) was 1.22°F above the 20th century average of 57.4°F;
  • and the first ten months of 2014 were the warmest such period on record.

The NCDC's complete report is:  here  and you can draw your own conclusions on the basis of these anomalies.



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