The NOAA releases monthly and annual analyses of global climate conditions. They present major climate anomalies and events — droughts, floods, storms, and the like — on a convenient map.
Below are the major climate events for the year 2013. Russia and Australia had their warmest years on record, and the southwestern United States suffered from a nasty drought. The northern Pacific saw above-average numbers of hurricanes and typhoons, including the deadliest typhoon on record for the Philippines.
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