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Warmest April Ever (or One of Them) Since Records Started in 1979

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 11:14 AM

By Michael Mullins

April 2014 tied for the warmest month on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with an average temperature of 58.1 degrees Fahrenheit – approximately 1.39 degrees higher than last century's average temperature for the month.

The NOAA only began recording monthly temperature in 1979. The record was set in April 2010.

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Citing the NOAA findings, ClimateCentral.org noted that the globe is on track for its sixth-warmest year to-date, marking the 350th month in a row of above average global temperatures.


NOAA scientist Jessica Blunden said April's heat was driven especially by highs in Siberia and Eurasia, with parts of Russia experiencing temperatures up to 9 degrees Fahrenheit above normal. Meanwhile in the United States the temperatures were a bit warmer than normal, while in Canada temperatures were a bit cooler than usual, The Associated Press reported. The last time the globe's monthly temperature was cooler than normal was February 1985.

NOAA's National Climatic Data Center supports a NASA analysis released earlier in May that found April to be the second-warmest on record, ClimateCentral.org reported.

The higher than normal temperatures for April comes just weeks after NOAA's Climate Prediction Center released a statement suggesting there is a greater than 50 percent chance of an El Niño weather front developing during the summer months due to "above-average sea surface temperatures developing over much of the eastern tropical Pacific" during March.

Last week NASA's Earth Observatory released images that showed a rise of sea water in the eastern Pacific resembling the 1997-1998 El Niño weather pattern that produced extreme weather conditions around the globe.

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