Monitoring the Global Climate - Monthly Temperature Anomalies, October 2009

The globe continues to exhibit well above normal temperatures despite the recent cool weather in our part of the world.  Don't be mislead by our below normal temperatures, its called "Global Warming", not "Nebraska Warming", and we were just fortunate to be in one of the very small areas that has had below normal temperatures.  Here's hoping for an above normal Winter

A summary is located below the global map.

LINK to other months

LINK to Animation of Global Anomaly Maps

October 2009  Highlights:   From the National Climatic Data Center

The combined global land and ocean surface temperatures for October 2009 ranked as the 6th warmest October on record since records began in 1880.  Taken separately, the land areas and the ocean areas were both 6th warmest out of 130 years of data. As shown in the dot map above, warmer-than-average temperatures during the month of October were present across much of the world's land areas. The warmest anomalies occurred in the high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere, specifically, in Alaska and northern and eastern Russia. Cooler-than-average conditions were present across the contiguous U.S., Scandinavia, New Zealand, and parts of northern Europe, northern Australia, and southern South America.
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