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NOAA: Warmest May on Record Across Globe

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center released worldwide data for May on Monday, noting that the combined average temperature last month was the record high for May.

The NCDC report also pointed out that the average temperature in May was about 59.93 degrees, higher than the 20th-century average for May of 58.6 degrees. Of the five hottest Mays on record, four have occurred since 2010.

May 2014 was the 39th consecutive May and the 351st consecutive month that was above the 20th-century's global temperature average.

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