Monitoring the Global Climate - Monthly Temperature Anomalies, November 2009

The globe continues to exhibit well above normal temperatures despite the recent cool
weather in our part of the world.   Here's hoping for an above normal Winter

A summary is located below the global map.

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NOVEMBER 2009:   From the National Climatic Data Center
The combined global land and ocean surface temperature for November 2009 tied with 2008 as the fourth warmest November on record since records began in 1880.  The combined global land and ocean temperature anomaly was 0.60°C (1.08°F) above the 20th century average. Sea surface temperatures (SST) during November 2009 were warmer than average across much of the world's oceans, with cooler-than-average conditions across the higher-latitude southern oceans and northern parts of the Atlantic and eastern Pacific oceans. The November 2009 worldwide ocean SST also ranked as the fourth warmest on record, 0.51°C (0.92°F) above the 20th century average of 15.8°C (60.4°F).

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