Autumn 2016 Climate Digest


The September through November 2016 seasonal global land and ocean surface temperature was 1.39 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average of 57.1 degrees – the second highest temperature departure from average for these months in the 1880 to 2016 record.

Across the world’s oceans, the September through November average sea surface temperature was 1.26 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average, also the second highest on record.

The contiguous U.S. had it’s warmest autumn on record and the drought footprint expanded from 19.5 percent on August 30 to 31.5 percent on November 29.


The quarterly climate digest, produced seasonally, consists of a short movie (3:42 minutes) made for SOS and an MP4 video accessible through YouTube.

You can download the SOS content from this FTP Site.

Content includes:

  • Global 3-month land temperatures
  • 3-month Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies
  • Information and imagery of Hurricane Hermine, Matthew & Otto
  • Contiguous U.S. Temperature and Precipitation Graphics
  • Temperature and Precipitation Outlooks for Winter 2016-17
Helpful Resources for More Information
EarthNow Team
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Climate Global Analysis and National Overview available at


Category: Climate, Climate Digest


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