NCDC Releases November 2012 Global Climate Report

November 2012 Global Temperature Anomalies Map

November 2012 Global Temperature Anomalies
Credit: NOAA

According to NOAA scientists, the globally averaged temperature for November 2012 marked the fifth warmest November since record keeping began in 1880. It also marked the 36th consecutive November and 333rd consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average. The last below-average November temperature was November 1976 and the last below-average temperature for any month was February 1985.

Most areas of the world experienced higher-than-average monthly temperatures, including far eastern Russia, Australia, the central and western United States, northern Africa, and most of Europe and western Asia. Meanwhile, central Asia, Alaska, much of western and central Canada, and the eastern United States were most notably cooler than average.

This monthly analysis (summaryfull report) from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides to government, business, and community leaders so they can make informed decisions.

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