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NOAA: 2nd warmest August and 3rd warmest NH summer on record for globe

The latest global climate summary for August 2020 was released by NOAA earlier this week. It shows that this past August was warmer than 2019 but still not quite as warm as the warmest August, 2016, for the globe. For the June through August period, which is Northern Hemisphere summer, it was the third warmest on record for earth, behind 2016 and 2019. For both periods, the Southeast was warmer than average but not nearly as much as the western US. You can read more at You can get additional information from EarthSky here.