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    Global temperature results for May and the spring/fall of 2018

    By Brett Anderson, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
    6/21/2018, 10:03:21 AM

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    Both NASA GISS and NOAA recently released their global May and Northern Hemisphere spring/Southern Hemisphere fall temperature departure data.

    NASA GISS

    May 2018 ranked as the 4th warmest May on record (land/ocean surface combined), averaging 0.82 of a degree Celsius above the 1951-1980 mean.

    A total of four of the last five Mays have ranked in the top five warmest on record. The record database goes back to 1880.

    July 1985 was the last month at averaged below normal in the NASA GISS database.

    The March-May period was the third warmest on record. The previous three March-May periods all ranked in the top three warmest on record.

    The Northern Hemisphere spring 2018 ranked as the 3rd warmest on record.

    The Southern Hemisphere fall 2018 ranked as the 6th warmest on record.


    NOAA

    Globally, May 2018 ranked as the 4th warmest on record for land/ocean surface combined, averaging 0.80 of a degree Celsius above the 20th century mean. The record database goes back to 1880.

    The Northern Hemisphere spring 2018 ranked as the 3rd warmest on record.

    The Southern Hemisphere fall 2018 ranked as the 6th warmest on record.

    March-May global surface temperature trend (NOAA).

    The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com

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