Head of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center: Climate change to intensify winter weather
Following fast on the heels of NASA reporting the hottest January to November on record — despite the deepest solar minimum in a century — NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center has released its State of the Climate: Global Analysis for November. It finds this was the second warmest November on record (after 2004) and
- For the 2010 year-to-date (January-November), the combined global land and ocean surface temperature was 0.64°C (1.15°F) above the 20th century average””the warmest such period since records began in 1880.
- The November 2010 Northern Hemisphere land and ocean surface temperature was the warmest November on record….
- The November 2010 global land surface temperature was the warmest on record, at 1.52°C (2.74°F) above the 20th century average…
It may have been cold in Great Britain, but NOAA’s November chart shows that over most of the NH land it was hot, hot, hot: