Global Analysis - November 2013
Comparing 2012 to Date with Previous Years

« Global Analysis - November 2013

Comparing 2012 to Date with Previous Years


This graphic compares the year-to-date temperature anomalies for 2013 (black line, updated once per month during the year) to the five wamest years on record. The dotted lines extending from the 2013 values represent 2013 outcomes based on three simple scenarios: if December 2013 matches the warmest December on record (red); if December 2013 equals the 21st century (2001-2012) average (orange); if December 2013 equals the 20th century average (anomaly of 0.0°C, blue). The anomalies themselves represent departures from the 20th century average temperature.

2013 year-to-date anomalies through November compared to five warmest years on record
Global Year to Date Temperature Anomalies