National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) posted its Oct 2013 Global Significant #Climate Anomalies & Events Map from latest @NOAANCDC #StateOfClimate analysis on Twitter account: “October 2013 Selected Climate Anomalies.”
The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for October 2013 was the seventh highest for October on record, at 0.63°C (1.13°F) above the 20th century average of 14.0°C (57.1°F).
The global land surface temperature was 0.98°C (1.76°F) above the 20th century average of 9.3°C (48.7°F)—tying with 2012 as the eighth warmest October on record. For the ocean, the October global sea surface temperature was 0.50°C (0.90°F) above the 20th century average of 15.9°C (60.6°F) and the eighth highest for October on record.
The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for the January–October period (year-to-date) was 0.60°C (1.08°F) above the 20th century average of 14.1°C (57.4°F). The first ten months of 2013 ranked as the seventh warmest such period on record. Read full details of NOAA Global Analysis 2013.
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