June 15, 2010

Warmest May on Record

The combined global land and ocean surface temperature was the warmest on record for May and the period January-May according to NOAA.

The global land surface temperature for May was 1.87°F (1.04°C) above the 20th century average of 52.0°F — the warmest on record.

The May worldwide ocean temperature was the second warmest on record, behind 1998.

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