NCDC Releases October 2014 Global Climate Report

October 2014 Global Blended Land and Sea Surface Temperature Percentiles Map

The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for October 2014 was the highest on record for the month since record keeping began in 1880, according to NOAA scientists. It also marked the 38th consecutive October with a global temperature above the 20th century average. The last below-average global temperature for October occurred in 1976.

The January–October combined global land and ocean average surface temperature was the warmest such period on record, surpassing the previous record set in 1998 and 2010.

This monthly summary from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina, is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides to government, the business sector, academia, and the public to support informed decision making.