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Global Temperature Breaks October Record: Report

Posted by feww on November 29, 2014

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Average Global Temperature Breaks October Record: NOAA

The combined average temperature for global land and ocean surfaces (SST) broke the October record last month, at 0.74°C (1.33°F) above the 20th century average of 14.0°C (57.1°F), reported NCDC/NOAA.

Global Highlights

  • Combined average temperature for global land and ocean surfaces for October 2014 broke the month’s record, at 0.74°C (1.33°F) above the 20th century average of 14.0°C (57.1°F).
  • October global SST was 0.62°C (1.12°F) above the 20th century average of 15.9°C (60.6°F), breaking October record.
  • Land surface temperature rose 1.05°C (1.89°F) above the 20th century average of 9.3°C (48.7°F)—the fifth highest recorded for October.
  • Combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for January–October period (year-to-date) was 0.68°C (1.22°F) above the 20th century average of 14.1°C (57.4°F).
  • The first ten months of 2014 were the warmest such period on record, with records dating back to 1880.
  • October was the third consecutive month and fifth of the past six with a record high global temperature for its respective month (July was fourth highest).
  • 2014 is currently on track to be the warmest year on record.

October saw extreme wet and extreme dry conditions scattered across the globe.

The most recent 12-month period, November 2013–October 2014, broke the record (set just last month) for the all-time warmest 12-month period in the 135-year period of record, at 0.68°C (1.22°F) above average, with November 2013 and May, June, August, September, and October 2014 all record warm for their respective months. (originally published as 0.69°C, corrected 20 Nov 2014)

Details posted at: NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: Global Analysis for October 2014, published online November 2014, retrieved on November 28, 2014 from

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