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NCDC Releases September 2012 Global Monthly Climate Report

According to NOAA scientists, the globally averaged temperature for September 2012 tied with 2005 as the warmest September since recordkeeping began in 1880. It also marked the 36th consecutive September and 331st consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average. The last below-average September temperature was September 1976, and the last below-average temperature for any month was February 1985.

NCDC’s global monthly analysis (summary, full report) is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides to government, business, and community leaders so they can make informed decisions.


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