July 2014 Global Temperature Anomalies
Headline: Globe was 4th warmest on record in July 2014.
Data period 1880-2014 (135 years of data).
It was cooler than normal here in the center of the U.S. but it can easily be seen on the following map that most of the globe was painted in red, i.e. warmer than normal.
NOTE a climate summary is located BELOW the map.
LINK to previous 2014 monthly anomaly maps
July 2014 Summary From NCDC:
The average temperature across the world's land and ocean surfaces during July 2014 was 0.64°C (1.15°F) above the 20th
century average, the fourth highest for July on record. The record
warmest July occurred in 1998, with a temperature that was 0.73°C
(1.31°F) higher than average. Eight of the 10 warmest Julys have
occurred within the past 10 years (2002 also ranks among the 10
warmest). Additionally, July 2014 marked the 38th consecutive July and 353rd consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th
century average. The last below-average global temperature for July was
July 1976 and the last below-average global temperature for any month
was February 1985. With the exception of February (21st warmest), each month during 2014 to date has ranked among the four warmest compared to its respective month.
The global land surface temperature was the 10th highest for July in the 135-year period of record, but also the coolest since 2009, at 0.74°C (1.33°F) higher than the 20th century average. Nine of the 10 warmest July land surface temperatures have occurred during the 21st
century. The highest July temperature occurred in 1998. As shown by the
gridded Land & Ocean Temperature Percentiles map above, record
warmth was particularly prevalent across parts of northern Europe and a
swath of northwestern Africa. Overall, 32 countries across every
continent except Antarctica had at least one station reporting a record
high temperature for July. The United States and the Russian Federation
each had several stations that reported record warm temperatures as well
as several stations with record cold temperatures for the month. No
other countries had stations that reported a record cold July