NOAA’s own figures give an error margin for their figures of +/- 0.07C. When this is allowed for, May 2014 statistically joins an eight-way tie as the hottest May, all since 1998. The other years being: 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2012, and 2013. Statistically, their claim of the “hottest month” does not hold water.'
'RSS show May 2014 as only the 6th warmest, while on UAH it ranks 3rd. Both datasets show May 1998 as by far the warmest month. NOAA’s reporting on this is unscientific, irresponsible and seems to be designed to create a deliberately political and alarmist message.'