July 2015 HOTTEST MONTH on RECORD – National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Land Ocean Temperatures Percentiles Jan-July 2015

Land Ocean Temperatures Percentiles Jan-July 2015

“The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for July 2015 was the highest for July in the 136-year period of record, at 0.81°C (1.46°F) above the 20th century average of 15.8°C (60.4°F), surpassing the previous record set in 1998 by 0.08°C (0.14°F). As July is climatologically the warmest month of the year globally, this monthly global temperature of 16.61°C (61.86°F) was also the highest among all 1627 months in the record that began in January 1880. The July temperature is currently increasing at an average rate of 0.65°C (1.17°F) per century.Separately, the July average temperature across global land surfaces was 0.96°C (1.73°F) above the 20th century average, the sixth warmest for July on record. Large regions of Earth’s land surfaces were much warmer than average, according to the Land & Ocean Temperature Percentiles map above. The average temperature for Africa was the second highest for July on record, behind only 2002, with regional record warmth across much of eastern Africa into central areas of the continent. Record warmth was also observed across much of northern South America, parts of southern Europe and central Asia, and the far western United States. A large swath stretching from eastern Scandinavia into western Siberia was cooler than average, with part of western Russia much cooler than average. Cooler than average temperatures were also observed across parts of eastern and southern Asia and scattered areas in central and northern North America.”

Source: Global Analysis – July 2015 | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)


Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other ShoeJuly 2015 was the HOTTEST MONTH on record! America started keeping temperature records in January 1880. This past July was the hottest month in 135 years of record keeping. I am not going to talk, much, in this article. I am going to quote what I have read, and share the images that sparked my grave concern. However, My Dear Shoevians, do not mistake my lack of personal narrative of a lack of personal interest. Quite the contrary, I am very concerned by what I have read… and, more over, the lack  of coverage by our major media outlets and networks. This IS news! 

[FYI ALL “Quotes” in this article come from one place HERE ]




    “Temperature anomalies and percentiles are shown on the gridded maps below. The anomaly map on the left is a product of a merged land surface temperature (Global Historical Climatology Network, GHCN) and sea surface temperature (ERSST.v4) anomaly analysis as described in Huang et al. (2015). Temperature anomalies for land and ocean are analyzed separately and then merged to form the global analysis. For more information, please visit NCDC’s Global Surface Temperature Anomalies page. The percentile map on the right provides additional information by placing the temperature anomaly observed for a specific place and time period into historical perspective, showing how the most current month, season or year compares with the past.”


(Land and Ocean Temperature Departure from Average July 2015)




Austria recorded its hottest July since national records began in 1767. The average temperature was 3.0°C (5.0°F) higher than the 1981–2010 average, beating the previous record of +2.7°C (+4.9°F) set just a few years earlier in 2006. Two major heatwaves, with temperatures reaching 38°C (100°F), contributed to this heat record. At some stations in major cities, including Innsbruck University, Linz, and Klagenfurt, it was not only the hottest July, but the hottest month ever recorded in the 249-year period of record. On July 7th, the daily temperature reached 38.2°C (100.8°F) in Innsbruck, its highest temperature in recorded history.”



(Blended Land and Sea Surface Temperature Percentiles July 2015)


“The heat waves extended to France, where the country had its third warmest July in its 116-year period of record. Overall, the temperature was 2.1°C (3.8°F) higher than the 1981–2010 average, with localized departures of more than 4°C (7°F) in the Massif Central to the North East and the Alps, according to MeteoFrance.”



                   (January–July 2015 Blended Land and Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies in degrees Celsius)


  • The Netherlands also experienced abnormally hot July temperatures at the beginning of the month. Under an intense heat wave that gripped much of western and central Europe, the southeastern town of Maastricht observed a temperature of 38.2°C (100.8°F) on July 2nd the highest temperature on record for that town and one of the highest for the country. The highest temperature ever recorded was 38.6°C (101.5°F) in Warnsveld in 1944. The heat did not last however. The temperature was below 0°C (32°F) at a station in Twente in the eastern part of the country on July 9th and 10th, the first time the temperature dropped below freezing in July since 1984.”



(500 Millibar Heights and Anomalies in meters)


  • “Record-breaking heat was observed in parts of the southern United Kingdom at the beginning of July, including the highest temperature recorded in the country since August 2003. However, the heat did not last as westerly Atlantic air flowed in, bringing cooler-than-average temperatures for much of the remainder of the month. So, despite the early record heat, overall, the average July temperature for the UK was 0.7°C (1.1°F) lower than the 1981–2010 average.”


(Land-Only Percent of Normal Precipitation July 2015)


“A high pressure dome over the Middle East brought what may be one of the most extreme heat indices ever recorded in the world on July 31st. According to media reports, in the city of Bandar Mahshahr, the air temperature of 46°C (115°F) combined with a dew point of 32°C (90°F) for a heat index on 74°C (165°F). The highest known heat index of 81°C (178°F) occurred in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia on July 8th, 2003.”



(Land-Only Precipitation Percentiles July 2015)


“For the oceans, the July global sea surface temperature was 0.75°C (1.35°F) above the 20th century average of 16.4°C (61.5°F), the highest departure not only for July, but for any month on record. The 10 highest monthly departures from average for the oceans have all occurred in the past 16 months (since April 2014).

Related to the current strong El Niño conditions, sea surface temperatures during July were near 1.0°C (1.8°F) above the 1981–2010 average in the central equatorial Pacific Ocean, and more than 2.0°C (3.6°F) above average across the eastern Pacific, according to analysis by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center. Record warmth is notable across much of this area, as shown by the July Temperature Percentiles map above. The CPC estimates there is a greater than 90% chance that El Niño will continue through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2015/16, and around an 85% chance it will last into early spring 2016. This forecast focuses on the ocean surface temperatures between 5°N and 5°S latitude and 170°W to 120°W longitude, called the Niño 3.4 region.”


My Dear Shoevians, warmer Pacific/Indian Ocean temperatures usually spell out an El Niño conditions for Southern California. It is now August 24th and there has been negligible rain fall for the Southern Californian basin. NO El Niño has developed, no increased rains (and we really do need those rains) only increased temperatures. This is a terrible situation for the western states, and for much of the food supply that comes from California!


This is not the article I wanted to write and publish, today. I have a really beautiful article of images from the Chandra X-Ray Telescope that will take your breath away… but this is so much more important! No longer can any American reasonably; deny, refute, or otherwise pretend that Global WARMING is not REAL! Here he have a historic record broken right here in July of 2015. America needs to join with all the world powers and address and fight Global Warming… before it is too late for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren. That is a FACT! 


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Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

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About Daniel Hanning
I am a; writer, editor and publisher. I write, most often, articles about our space program, fun videos andpolitical works. My most recent additions are; A Week In Review, Sunday Funnies and The Adventures of Nadia. Along with The Mars Report and Lost in Space. ENJOY!

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