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How did October Rank Globally in Temperature?

November 18, 2013; 3:55 PM ET

Both the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have released their global October surface temperature anomaly data.

GISS

October 2013 land/ocean combined temperature anomaly data from GISS. Reds show above-normal temperatures, while blues indicate below-normal temperatures.

According to GISS, October 2013 ended up as tied for 8th warmest on record (records go back to 1880) with a global temperature anomaly of +0.61 C. or +1.10 F. Temperatures are measured against the (1951-1980) base period for GISS.

NOAA

October 2013

According to the NOAA database, October 2013 was the 7th warmest October going back to 1880 with a land/ocean combined temperature anomaly of +0.63 C. or +1.13 F. NOAA temperatures are measured against the 20th century average.

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