Wednesday, March 13, 2024

GISS February global temperature up by 0.22°C from January.

The GISS V4 land/ocean temperature anomaly was 1.44°C in February, up from 1.35°C in January. This rise is larger than the 0.165°C rise reported for TempLS.

As with TempLS, February was the warmest February in the record - next was 1.37°C in 2016.

As usual here, I will compare the GISS and earlier TempLS plots below the jump.

Thursday, March 7, 2024

February global surface TempLS up 0.163°C from January; warmest February in record.

The TempLS FEM anomaly (1961-90 base) was 1.256°C in February, up from 1.093°C in January. It was the warmest February in the record, ahead of 1.16°C in 2016. The NCEP/NCAR reanalysis base index rose by 0.061°C.

It was very warm in N America, most of Europe, and the Arctic. Cold patches in Central Asia and far NE Siberia. Antarctica was cold.
Here is the temperature map, using the FEM-based map of anomalies. Use the arrows at bottom to see different 2D projections.

As always, the 3D globe map gives better detail. There are more graphs and a station map in the ongoing report which is updated daily.

Here is the updated stacked plot of monthly values