NOAA released their global climate summary for January 2019 today. It shows that the average global temperature for the month was tied for the 3rd warmest on record with 2007. January 2016 and 2017 were both warmer. The ten top warmest global temperatures for January have all occurred since 2002, with records that go back to 1880. If you were thinking that the Southeast was colder than average this January, think again–we were pretty close to the normal value. You can read more about this month’s climate, including sea ice records, at https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/global-climate-201901.