NOAA: July hottest month ever

NOAA released global analysis for July 2015

NOAA image shows July is the hottest month on record. (NOAA)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday released a world climate update for the month of July.

The findings show that the July average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.46 degrees above the 20th Century average.

Records have been kept since 1880.

For land surface temperatures, in July it was 1.73 degrees above average, making it the sixth hottest July in the 135-year period covered by records.

Other factoids:

The average Arctic sea ice extent for July 2015 was 9.5% below the average between 1981 and 2010.

The Antarctic sea ice was 3.8% above the average between 1981 and 2010.

Read the full NOAA Global Analysis here.

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A fire-retardant airplane passes near the sun turned orange with smoke as a wildfire burns near Twisp, Wash. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
A fire-retardant airplane passes near the sun turned orange with smoke as a wildfire burns near Twisp, Wash. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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