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Rick's L.A. Weather Insider: Another Warm Month

Rick's L.A. Weather Insider: Another Warm Month

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JUNE 2013 TIED FOR 5TH WARMEST GLOBALLY

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The summer season started warm here in southern California and across the globe. This is nothing new in that June marked the 340th consecutive month with ABOVE average temperatures globally. For any of you under 28 years old, you have NEVER experienced a month with a cooler than average temperature on our planet. When compared against the 20th Century average, June tied for the 5th warmest on record according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The temperature of our planet was 59.9 degrees, or 1.15 degrees above the average.

The last time a month was COOLER than average was back in February of 1985. Furthermore, you have to go back to 1976 to find a June that was below normal. So far, 2013 is tied with 2003 for the 7th warmest year on record globally. More proof of a warming planet, the World Meteorological Organization says that nine of the ten years between 2001 and 2010 were among the ten warmest years on record.

Although a portion of the observed warming is the result of natural variability, most scientists are in agreement that the trend of above average temperatures is being caused by man-made global climate change. Burning of fossil fuels across the globe is releasing a tremendous amount of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere. CO2 is a greenhouse gas that absorbs outgoing radiation from Earth which warms us up.

June 2013 was warmer than average here in southern California as well. From the coast to the cactus temperatures were above normal. The mean temperature at LAX for the month was 2.4 degrees F above average and Riverside came in at 2.6 warmer than their 30-year average. Climate experts believe this warming trend will continue for decades to come.

So the forecast is warmer, but how about our rainfall? Watch the attached video courtesy of NASA to see how scientists think our precipitation pattern will change by 2100 if carbon dioxide levels continue to increase. Warmer and drier weather will be the norm....

Stay cool everyone and don't forget to check my forecasts every Monday through Friday morning starting at 4:30am on FOX 11 or right here on myfoxla.com. 

Rick Dickert

FOX 11 Certified Broadcast Meteorologist

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