Mid-Year Global Temperature Update       

NOAA's June and year to date global climate update was released today.

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Here are some of the highlights:

  • Through mid-year, the globe is running 1.06°F above the 20th century average.

  • That temperature is averaged from both land and ocean temperatures.

  • January-June 2013 is tied with 2003 as the 7th warmest on record - for the first half of the year.

  • The land temperature alone is the 6th warmest: running 1.80°F above average.

  • The ocean temperature alone is 7th warmest: running 0.79°F above average.

  • If you take a close look at the graphic below, you will see that there are great regional variations in the overall averaged temperature.

  • June marks the 340th consecutive month (a total of more than 28 years), with a global temperature above the 20th century average.

  • The last below-average temperature for any month was February 1985.

Check out Climate Central's story detailing global temperature data from both NOAA and NASA.

For a complete briefing on the June and year to date global climate data, as well as the specific U.S. data, see this NOAA/NCDC slideshow. Or for a summary of the June 2013 global climate update, visit climate.gov.


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