Wednesday, September 14, 2016

August Global Temperature Record Smashed

August 2016 was the warmest August in 136 years of modern record-keeping. Although the seasonal temperature cycle typically peaks in July, August 2016 wound up tied with July 2016 for the warmest month ever recorded. August continued a streak of 11 consecutive months (dating to October 2015) that have set new monthly temperature records.

With temperatures that were 0.55 C (about 0.99° F) warmer than seasonal norms, August 2016 was the warmest August in the Northern Hemisphere in the satellite temperature record.
2014 set the record at the time for the hottest year — and then 2015 crushed that record, now NASA says there is a greater than 99 percent chance 2016 will far surpass 2015.

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