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October Ranks World’s 4th Warmest on Record

18 Nov 0010, 8:00 pm

Above: significant climate events from October 2021, courtesy of NOAA. 

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, October 2021 ranks as the world’s fourth warmest October on record (142 years of records).

“The last eight Octobers (2014-2021) all rank among the eight warmest Octobers on record” according to NOAA. IN the northern hemisphere the land temperature is the warmest on record for the month of October.

Below is a summary of some of the top climate events across the world in October. While the month was relatively quiet for hurricane activity in the Atlantic basin, 2021 is still running above average for tropical events. 

One of the most notable was the lower than usual extent of Arctic and Antarctic ice coverage. Both poles experienced some of the smallest coverage area of sea ice on record.

Related Article – October Recap: Plenty of Warmth and a Recording Setting West Coast Storm

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