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Assessing the Global Climate in March 2019

April 18, 2019
The global land and ocean surface temperature departure from average for March 2019 was the second highest for the month of March in the 140-year NOAA global temperature dataset record, which dates back to 1880. The year-to-date temperature was the third warmest January–March on record. This monthly summary, developed by scientists at NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides to government, business, academia and the public to support informed decision-making. March 2019 Temperature The March temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.91°F above the 20th century average of 54.9°F and was the second highest for March in the 1880–2019 record. Only March 2016 was warmer at 2.23°F above average. March 2019 marks the third time in 140 years on record that the March global land and ocean surface temperature departure from average surpassed 1.8°F. March 2016 and 2017 were the other two times. The March 2019 global land and ocean temperature tied with January 2016 as the fifth highest monthly temperature departure from average among all months (1671 months) on record. Record warm March temperatures were present across much of Alaska, northwestern Canada, and across parts of the Barents,

Assessing the U.S. Climate in March 2019

April 12, 2019
During March, the average contiguous U.S. temperature ranked within the middle third of the 125-year record at 0.82°F below average.

March 2019 Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks

March 29, 2019
The March 2019 three-month summaries of climate impacts and outlooks are now available for 10 regions and subregions.

Assessing the Global Climate in February 2019

March 18, 2019
The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for February 2019 was fifth highest on record for the month of February.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in February 2019

March 28, 2019
During February, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 32.0°F, 1.8°F below the 20th century average.

Assessing the Global Climate in January 2019

February 19, 2019
The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for January 2019 was third highest on record for the month of January.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in 2018

February 12, 2019
According to the U.S. Climate Report, 2018 became the 22nd consecutive warmer-than-average year and was the 14th warmest on record.

Assessing the Global Climate in 2018

February 6, 2019
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for 2018 was 1.42°F (0.79°C) above the 20th century average.

Assessing the Global Climate in November 2018

March 4, 2019
The November global average temperature across land and ocean surfaces tied with 2004 and 2016 as the fifth highest on record for November.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in November 2018

December 7, 2018
During November, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 40.1°F, 1.6°F below the 20th century average.