NCDC Releases July 2014 Global Report

July 2014 Global Blended Land and Sea Surface Temperature Percentiles Map

According to NOAA scientists, the globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for July 2014 tied was the fourth highest for July since record keeping began in 1880. It also marked the 38th consecutive July and 353rd consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average. The last below-average global temperature for July was in 1976 and the last below-average global temperature for any month was February 1985.

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.