This post shows the YTD global land – ocean temperature anomaly (LOTA) trends for the 5 major series through November, 2010 and how 2010 YTD ranks over the entire record for each series. The source data file link is provided.
Consolidated Climate Data Series File Updated Through Nov., 2010
2010 YTD Temperature Anomalies Warm Even in La Nina
Through November, 201o has the highest YTD temperature anomaly for 2 series: GISS and NOAA; and the second highest YTD anomaly for 3 series: HAD, RSS, UAH. 1998, another El Nino related warm year, had the 2nd highest YTD anomaly for GISS and NOAA series, 1st for HAD, RSS and UAH series.