NOAA Temperature Data

August 18, 2014 8:26 PM

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NOAA Temperature Data

Residents in the U.S.'s Northeast might not believe it, but the world experienced its fourth-hottest July on record last month, according to federal climate scientists. Average temperatures in May and June were both the hottest on record worldwide, despite the unusually cool weather that has blanketed parts of the United States this summer.

In July, average temperatures across the world’s land and ocean surfaces reached 1.15 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center said on Monday. Only the Julys of 2005, 2010 and 1998 were warmer, and eight of the 10 warmest Julys in history happened withi...

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