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Noaa Study Finds Highest Temps Ever in June

NOAA finds the highest temperatures ever recorded in June 2010.  A study published on July 15, 2010 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found the world wide average land and ocean surface temperatures were the hwarmest on record for the month of June.  NOAA also reported findings that the warmest ever temperatures occured during the January - June and the April - June time periods in 2010. 

NOAA's National Climatic Data Center has studied monthly land and oceanic temperatures since record keeping began in 1880.  On July 15, 2010, the NOAA reported that in June 2010, surface temperatures on land and oceans were recorded at 61.1 degrees Fahrenheit, 1.22 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average of 59.9 degrees Fahrenheit.  NOAA furthered that global land surface temperature for June 2010 was 1.93 degrees Fahrenheit higher than 20th century average of 55.9 degrees Fahrenheit.  The places most affected by rising temperatures were located in Peru, central and eastern United States, and eastern and western Asia.  Cooler than average temperatures were reported in Scandinavia, southern China, and the northwestern regions of the United States. 

Temperatures found at the ocean's surface were recorded to be .97 degrees Fahrenheit higher than 20th century averages of 61.5 degrees Fahrenheit, with the Atlantic Ocean temperature rise most significant.

NOAA is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce and advises governments, businesses, and communities regarding resource management.  The NOAA studies changes in the Earth's environment, studies resources, and manages coastal and marine resources. 

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