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    Warmest May on Record Globally

    6/23/2014, 6:07:24 PM

    Both NOAA and NASA GISS have confirmed that May 2014 was the warmest May on record for global land/surface combined. Records go back to 1880.

    According to the NOAA dataset, which is measured against the 20th century average, May 2014 averaged 0.74 degrees C. or 1.33 F. above normal. This was the warmest May on record globally.


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    According to the NASA GISS dataset, which is measured against the 1951-1980 average, May 2014 averaged 0.76 degrees C. above normal, making 2014 the warmest May on record. The second warmest May on record occurred in 2010 and 2012, with an anomaly of +0.70 C.


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    March through May 2014 period was second warmest on record globally

    According to NOAA, the March through May 2014 period was the 2nd warmest on record globally, averaging 0.74 degrees C. above the 20th century average. The warmest such period on record was 2010, which ended up at +0.77 C.


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    According to NASA, the March through May 2014 period was also the 2nd warmest such period on record, averaging 0.73 degrees C. above the 1951-1980 average. The warmest March through May period on record occurred in 2010.


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