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May 2013 Satellite Measured Temperatures

June 7, 2013; 10:17 AM ET

Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) has just released their satellite measured temperature anomaly data for May 2013.

Globally, May 2013 averaged .139 degrees C. or .250 degrees F. above normal in the lower troposphere, making May 2013 the 11th warmest May in the satellite record which goes back to 1979.

The image below the May 2013 temperature anomalies for the lower troposphere, courtesy of RSS.

The warmest regions compared to normal were across Siberia and eastern Europe. Greenland was colder than normal.

The RSS image below shows the updated global temperature trend which is now at +.129 C. per decade.

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