|2011-06-18 07:59:55||Global temperatures were 10th warmest on record for May -- NOAA|
I believe the following report should be reposted on SkS.
Global temperatures were 10th warmest on record for May
June 16, 2011
The globe experienced the 10th warmest May since record keeping began in 1880, as the climate phenomenon La Niña ended its 2011 cycle. The Arctic sea ice extent was the third smallest extent for May on record.
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Global temperature highlights: May
Global temperature highlights: March – May
Global temperature highlights: Year-to-date
Polar sea ice and precipitation highlights
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* NOAA is now making it easier to find information about margins of error associated with its global temperature calculations. NCDC previously displayed this information in certain graphics associated with the report, but it will now publish these ranges in the form of “plus or minus” values associated with each monthly temperature calculation. These values are calculated using techniques published in peer-reviewed scientific literature. More information.
8th-warmest in GISTemp, though May was significantly cooler than March and April there. Looks like the 9th-warmest year so far, but should move up the list as temperatures recover from La Nina.
It was actually warmer this month than last in UAH. I think HadCRUT3v still has yet to update.