Thursday, September 16, 2010

Global Climate Summary - August 2010



Headline: August 2010 Global Temperature 3rd Highest on Record (131 years of data).

Note the table below that I crated which has all of the monthly Global Averages for Year 2010.

From NCDC: August 2010 Global Highlights
The combined global land and ocean surface temperature for August 2010 was the third warmest on record at 16.2°C (61.2°F), which is 0.60°C (1.08°F) above the 20th century average of 15.6°C (60.1°F). August 1998 is the warmest August on record and 2009 is the second warmest.


The August worldwide land surface temperature was 0.90°C (1.62°F) above the 20th century average of 13.8°C (56.9°F)—the second warmest August on record, behind 1998.


The worldwide ocean surface temperature was 0.50°C (0.90°F) above the 20th century average of 16.4°C (61.4°F) and tied with 1997 as the sixth warmest August on record.

The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for June–August 2010 was the second warmest on record, behind 1998, at 16.2°C (61.3°F), which is 0.64°C (1.15°F) above the 20th century average of 15.6°C (60.1°F).

Here is a listing of the monthly global temperature rankings for Year 2010:
Global Data Rankings
1880-2010:(131 years)
Jan. 2010: 4th Warmest (Much Above Normal)
Feb. 2010: 5th Warmest (Much Above Normal)
Mar. 2010: #1 Warmest on Record (Much Above Normal)
Apr. 2010: #1 Warmest on Record (Much Above Normal)
May 2010: #1 Warmest on Record (Much Above Normal)
June 2010: #1 Warmest on Record (Much Above Normal)
July 2010: 2nd Warmest on Record (Much Above Normal)
Aug. 2010: 3rd Warmest on Record (Much Above Normal)
Year 2010: (Jan.-Aug.): #1 Warmest on Record

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