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Globally Averaged Temperature- the “… highest for the month of August”

[SFM] The August 2016 Globally Averaged Temperature Over Land and Ocean Surfaces was the “… highest for the month of August in the NOAA global temperature dataset record, which dates back to 1880 …”, according to the latest ‘State of the Climate’ Report released by the National Centers for Environmental Information of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) which notes that “… this marks the 16th consecutive month a monthly global temperature record has been broken, the longest such streak in the 137-year record. The June-August and January-August global temperatures were also the highest on record … The August globally averaged land surface temperature was 2.32°F above the 20th century average of 56.9°F [which] was the highest August land global temperature in the 1880–2016 record … The August globally averaged sea surface temperature was 1.39°F above the 20th century monthly average of 61.4°F—the second highest global ocean temperature for August in the 1880–2016 record …”

Web site: Source: September 20, 2016 NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) News Release, titled “Assessing the Global Climate in August 2016”, posted at
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/news/assessing-global-climate-august-2016

The September 20, 2016 NOAA “State of the Climate: Global Analysis for August 2016” report is posted at
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201608
* A Summary is posted at
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/summary-info/global/201608

The September 20, 2016 NOAA News Release, titled “August marks ongoing trend of record-breaking heat for the globe”, is posted at
http://www.noaa.gov/news/august-marks-ongoing-trend-of-record-breaking-heat-for-globe

Information about the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information is available at
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/news/national-centers-environmental-information

Contact: Contacts for the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information in Asheville, North Carolina are listed at
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/contact

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