Friday, August 21, 2015

NOAA's Temperatures Setting All Kinds of Records

NOAA came out with their number for the global mean surface temperature for July: +0.81°C. It is, which is almost a given anymore, the warmest July in their records, which start in 1880.

All kind of records are being broken lately. Here are the ranks of the individual months, each since 1880, for the last year and a half:

For a new NOAA record for the year, the last five months of 2015 need to average +0.60°C -- when the first seven months have averaged +0.85°C. With the El Nino in full steam, it's looking very likely (to almost certain) that 2015 is going to be the warmest year on record, and by a sizeable margin.

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