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August 2009: One of the warmest on record

The world’s ocean surface temperature was the warmest for any August on record, and the warmest on record averaged for any June-August summer season, according to NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. World-wide records began in 1880. Shown here is a visualization of the August global temperature anomalies--or in other words, how the average temperature in August differs from the average climate of 1961-1990. Notice that in some areas, such as the central United States, temperatures were much cooler than average. But overall, land and ocean temperatures were several degrees above normal.

August 2009: One of the warmest on record
Referral:NOAA News story about the August 2009 climate analysis by NCDC
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Keywords:climate, anomaly, temperature
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