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How did June Surface Temperatures Rank?

July 14, 2014; 4:02 PM ET

Still waiting on NOAA, but NASA GISS has released their June 2014 global surface temperature data.

Note: Data is still preliminary due to missing station data in Mexico and Turkey.

According to GISS, June 2014 averaged 0.62 degrees C. or 1.12 degrees F. above the 1951-1980 mean, making June 2014 the 3rd warmest June on record for land/ocean surface. GISS temperature records go back to 1880.

GISS image showing the global temperature anomalies in degrees C. for June 2014. Keep in mind, the smoothing radius for the map below is 1200 km, which is more suitable for a global analysis.

Note that most of the negative anomalies were near both polar regions, while the mid latitudes warmed.

GISS temperature anomalies broken down by land vs. sea surface and compared to ENSO. Updated June 2014. Image courtesy GISS.

GISS temperature anomaly changes by global regions. Clearly, the greatest warming in recent decades has been in the Arctic. Updated June 2014.

Also for June 2014, the Northern Hemisphere averaged 0.75 degrees C. above normal, placing last month as tied for 4th warmest on record. The Southern Hemisphere average 0.50 degrees C. above normal, which puts June 2014 as tied for 8th warmest.

Questions or concerns about the GISS temperature analysis? Check out their FAQ section.

For a more in depth analysis you can check out the webpages maintained by Dr. Makiko Sato of 1 and page 2.

Closer look at the lower 48.....

This higher resolution June 2014 U.S. temperature anomaly map below is from the High Plains Regional Climate Center. Stations used are from the National Weather Service Cooperative Observer Network (COOP), and the Automated Weather Data Network (AWDN). The temperature anomalies were measured using the 1981-2010 normals and are in degrees F. so you will need to divide by 1.8 to convert it over to degrees C.

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