July 2012 global temperatures were fourth highest on record

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 31, 2012

NOAA: “The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for July was the fourth highest on record for July, at 61.52°F (16.42°C) or 1.12°F (0.62°C) above the 20th century average. The margin of error associated with this temperature is ±0.16°F (0.09°C). July marked the 36th consecutive July and 329th consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average. The last below-average temperature July was July 1976 and the last below-average temperature month was February 1985.”

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