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March - May 2000
in Historical Perspective

National Climatic Data Center, 16 June 2000
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Global Temp Anomalies, Mar-May 2000
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The global blended temperature product for March - May 2000 shows warm anomalies concentrated across the Northern Hemisphere. Some of the warmest persistent anomalies were across portions of Kazakhstan southward across Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. These areas have also received little if any rainfall this season and a large portion of this region was suffering from drought. Warm anomalies were also noted across much of Central and Eastern Europe, northern Africa and much of North America. Portions of these areas were also suffering from droughts. In contrast, cool anomalies were observed over most of the Southern Hemisphere. Large cool anomalies were noted across portions of the major continental areas of Australia, South Africa and South America. Portions of South Africa and Australia also had experienced frequent rains and flooding during this season. See the Global Analysis and Global Regional Analysis pages for more details on the global climate.
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Climate Services Division
NOAA/National Climatic Data Center
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
Asheville, NC 28801-5001
fax: 828-271-4876
phone: 828-271-4800
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For questions about this report, please contact:

David Easterling
NOAA/National Climatic Data Center
151 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801-5001
fax: 828-271-4675
email: david.easterling@noaa.gov

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Jay Lawrimore
NOAA/National Climatic Data Center
151 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801-5001
fax: 828-271-4328
email: jay.lawrimore@noaa.gov

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