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Satellite Measured Temperatures for October

November 19, 2013; 3:27 PM ET

Better late than never. Here is the global October 2013 satellite measured temperature anomaly data from Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) and the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH).

This satellite data measures the lower troposphere temperatures via microwave sounding instruments on board satellites.

RSS (images courtesy of Remote Sensing Systems)

October 2013, was the 11th warmest October in the satellite record going back to 1979. The lower tropospheric temperature anomaly for last month was +0.21 C or +0.38 F.

The contiguous U.S. was quite cool overall for October with an anomaly of -.785 C. or -1.41 F. This was the coolest October in the contiguous U.S. since the -1.053 C. anomaly was recorded in October 2006.

The RSS image below shows the decadal trend of +0.127 C.


UAH (image courtesy of Dr. Roy Spencer of the University of Alabama at Huntsville)

According to UAH, October 2013 averaged +0.29 C. or +0.52 F. above normal.

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