February 2019 ranked fifth hottest on record for the globe — @NOAA

From NOAA:

We recently concluded the second full month of 2019, and already the year to date has turned out on the warm side.

Steady warmth around the globe made February the fifth hottest on record. Seasonally, the period from December 2018 through February 2019 ranked fourth hottest on record, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.

Here are more highlights from NOAA’s latest monthly global climate report:

Climate by the numbers
February 2019

The average global temperature in February was 1.42 degrees F above the 20th-century average of 53.9 degrees, making it the fifth-hottest of any February in the 140-year record (1880-2019). Last month was also the 43rd consecutive February and the 410 consecutive month with global temperatures above average.

The year to date I January through February

The period from January through February of this year saw a global temperature that was 1.51 degrees F above the average of 53.8 degrees. This was the fourth highest YTD on record. Much of Australia, parts of northeastern Brazil, the Southern Ocean, East China and the Barents Seas and southeastern Pacific Ocean had a record hot YTD.

Season | December through February

The seasonal temperature for the period from December 2018 through February 2019 was 1.51 degrees F above the average of 53.8 degrees, which is the fourth highest for that period.

An annotated map of the world showing notable climate events that occurred in November 2018. For details, see the short bulleted list below in our story and an more details at http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201902.

Other noteworthy global climate facts and stats

  • Polar sea-ice coverage remains smaller than average: Average Arctic sea ice coverage (extent) in February was 5.9 percent below the 1981–2010 average, the seventh smallest for February on record. While sea ice extent shrunk in the Bering Sea, sea ice expanded in the Barents Sea and Sea of Okhotsk. The Antarctic sea ice extent was 13.4 percent below average, the seventh smallest for February on record.
  • Balmy sea-surface temperatures: The average February sea-surface temperature was 1.26 degrees F above the average of 60.6 degrees – the second highest global ocean temperature for February on record.
  • One thought on “February 2019 ranked fifth hottest on record for the globe — @NOAA

    1. The US needs to ban/seize all private jets, yachts, and houses larger than 4000 square feet. Then scrap them so they can’t pollute anymore. By doing this, the US can reduce its carbon footprint by ~20%. Stop Global Warming now!

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