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Climate hot streak continues with September 2019 tying for warmest

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A new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has found that September 2019 was tied for the warmest September on the 140-year record
A new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has found that September 2019 was tied for the warmest September on the 140-year record
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A new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has found that September 2019 was tied for the warmest September on the 140-year record
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A new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has found that September 2019 was tied for the warmest September on the 140-year record
A chart showing the differences in global land and ocean surface temperatures for September 2019
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A chart showing the differences in global land and ocean surface temperatures for September 2019

According to a report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the month of September 2019 continued a long-running trend of a warming global climate. It ties with September 2015 as the warmest September on the 140-year record, and shows that 2019 as a whole is heading for a spot in the top three hottest years ever.

In September 2019, the average global land and ocean temperature was 60.71° F (15.95° C), which is 1.71° F (0.95° C) higher than the 20th century average. That makes it the highest for September – tied with September 2015 – since records began in 1880. The warmest five Septembers have all fallen within the last five years, and the 10 warmest have all occurred since 2005.

For the Northern Hemisphere alone, this month turned out to be the hottest September on record, at 2.23° F (1.24° C) warmer than average. Things weren’t as drastic in the Southern Hemisphere though, which recorded its seventh-warmest September ever.

A chart showing the differences in global land and ocean surface temperatures for September 2019
A chart showing the differences in global land and ocean surface temperatures for September 2019

But it’s the longer-term trend that’s particularly worrying, though. This year marked the 43rd consecutive September to have temperatures above the 20th century average, and in fact, it’s the 417th consecutive month – period – with above-average temperatures. That means the last month with below-average temperatures was January 1985.

NOAA’s latest report also looked at the year to date period of January to September 2019, and found it to be the second-warmest such period on record. It was 1.69° F (0.94° C) above the 20th century average, making it second only to the same period in 2016 and just slightly warmer than that of 2017.

Individually, each month in the period January to September 2019 was in the five warmest for the respective month, with July 2019 claiming the “honor” of the hottest individual month ever recorded.

Overall, with only a few months left it looks like 2019 is on track to leave its mark in the record books. We’ll have to wait until early next year to get the full picture, but it seems that 2016 will continue to hold onto its crown as the hottest year on record, with 2019 slotting into second place. After that comes 2017, then 2015 and 2018.

The full report is available online at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.

Source: NOAA [1],[2]

7 comments
Riaanh
Mhhh, it seems like the right time now to move to Patagonia!
b@man
Why don't they report the record cold and snow in the western states? Because it does not support the fraud.
Douglas Rogers
Check your heating and cooling degree days. Mine in Kansas City don't correlate well with the graph.
bwana4swahili
This data doesn't agree with our local weather in western Canada. It has been our coldest, wettest year in decades. Frost in mid-June and snow in mid-September. Would really like some of that global warming in our area!!
bwana4swahili
@b@man: I would have to agree. Same weather in western Canada.
Nobody
You might want to watch "Ice Age is Coming 1978 Science Facts" sponsored by the National Science foundation in 1978 on youtube. Then ask whatever happened to all that data from 1940-1970 ? If you aren't already suspicious of the motives behind all the climate change propaganda, you will be. The old saying that " there are lies, #### lies, and statistics" rings more true than ever. I don't doubt that the earth is in a warming cycle or glaciers would still be covering most of the northern hemisphere. But we didn't melt them with fossil fuels and civilization thrived after the ice retreated.
dcris
Pointless Data. We all know by now that Data is manipulated....the news is manipulated...politics is manipulated. On and on....perception is everything. Have been following the ridiculous CLIMATE FRENZY since the 90s...The Coming Ice Age, etc. Run run run is always the theme. The Earth's Climate changes....and actually I have yet to see anyone using GIS (Geographic Information System) which graphically overlays ALL KINDS of data with ALL KINDS of perspectives. 500 Scientists submitted their Climate Change Hoax papers to the U.N. a few weeks after the UN sounded the alarms for imminent disaster on Earth collision course with Human Fate. The real issue is that most of science is 'purchased' by entities that fund them. Why do you think Tesla was buried in history until now...money, money, money. If, indeed, someone wants to blame humanity for the natural phenomena of climate variations over eons, then perhaps WE as humans do NOT deserve to live on this amazing Earth any longer.