Warmer than average temperatures prevailed across nearly the entire planet in May 2013
By Summit Voice
FRISCO — The nearly ceaseless yapping by climate-science deniers about a slowdown in global warming has not been confirmed by ongoing global temperature observations — far from it. May 2013 temps around the world were once again the near-record realm
According to the National Climatic Data Center’s monthly global analysis, the average global May temperature was 1.16 degrees above the 20th century average, tied with 2005 and 2008 as the 3d-warmest May on record.
May temperatures globally have been above average 37 years in a row, dating back to the coolish 1970s. The last time any month was below average was February 1985.Large areas of major northern hemisphere land masses were warmer than average, including most of northern Siberia, western Russia, northern and eastern Europe, and central Australia.
Western Siberia, northeastern Kazakhstan, western Europe, southwestern Greenland, parts of the central and southeastern United States, and Alaska were below average for the month.
Parts of Scandinavia reported record and near-record temperatures, including Norway and Sweden. Norway on the whole reported a monthly temperature that was 4.7 degrees Fahrenheit above average.
Several weather stations in Sweden reported record-high readings, including Sarna in northern Dalarna and Östersund/Frösön that were 18.7 degrees Fahrenheit and 18.9 degrees Fahrenheit above their respective averages.
According to the NCDC, 2013 so far is lining up as the eighth-warmest year on record based on the January to May period, with a combined global land and ocean average surface temperature of 1.06 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average.
See the entire report at the NCDC website.
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