The warmest year on record....so far

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    First 5 Months of Year Were Planet's Warmest Ever
    Paul Yeager

    AOL News (June 16) -- April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, but this year, April global record warmth brought May global record warmth.

    May was the warmest on record globally, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, following what was the warmest April on record. January through May was the warmest first five months of a year globally, averaging 1.22 degrees Fahrenheit above normal.

    May temperatures (land and sea combined) averaged 1.24 degrees above the 20th-century average of 58.6 degrees, including the warmest land surface temperature on record and the second warmest sea surface temperature on record. NOAA's monthly temperature assessments are based on data that dates back to 1880.

    First 5 Months of 2010 Were Planet's Warmest Ever
     
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    How's that volcano doing???
     
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    Don't suppose you stopped to consider it has been one of the wettest years in a long time too. Water vapor is a major contributor to warming. Is there a corresponding increase in CO2 this year?
     
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    Hmmm...in CA we had the coldest combined period of April and May in decades.
     
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    Yes, but in areas of the globe where few if any people live, it has been really warm according to the instruments.
     
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    Does that count the temp measurements from those Chinese and Russian weather sites that don't exist?
     
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    That data gets used twice.
     
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    And that is easily manipulated via where the placements of the censors are. We don't have reliable past data for most of the planet - temps have been measured for an eensy beensy amount of time on a global scale.
     
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    So FAR??!!!
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    Hell, it's only JUNE!!!!
    We still got July and August to look forward to!
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    2010: Warmest spring on record for Washington D.C.
    The National Weather Service in Sterling, Va. released the following public statement yesterday:

    ... Record or near record warmest spring set in the Washington DC-Baltimore area...
    Astronomical spring for 2010... defined as March 20 to June 20 in the Northern Hemisphere... was the warmest on record at both Washington National D.C. and Washington Dulles. At Washington D.C. ... the average spring temperature of 66.7 degrees broke the old record of 66.3 degrees set in 1991. At Dulles... the average spring temperature of 64.5 degrees broke the old record of 63.1 degrees set in 1991. Official climate records date back to 1871 for Washington DC and 1962 for Dulles.
    At Baltimore... the average spring temperature of 64.0 degrees was just 0.1 degree shy of the all-time warmest spring temperature set in 1991. Official climate records date back to 1870 for Baltimore.

    2010: Warmest spring on record for Washington D.C. - Capital Weather Gang
     
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