- Based on preliminary data for April 2004, global average
combined land and sea surface temperature was third warmest on
- April temperatures were above average throughout Scandinavia,
the western United States, Alaska and India, with below average
temperatures in the southern U.S., western Russia and the
- Precipitation during April was above average across the
southern Great Plains of the U.S., western Europe and the United
Kingdom with drier than average conditions across Japan, coastal
Brazil and the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.
- Near-normal SSTs across the central and eastern equatorial
Pacific basin are indicative of neutral ENSO conditions.
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