NOAA released their monthly climate summary for the world earlier today. It showed that August 2021 was the 6th hottest August since records began in 1880. Summer 2021 was the second warmest on record for North America, following 2012. The Northern Hemisphere summer also tied 2019 as the 2nd hottest on record due to a record-hot July. In the Southeast, August was warmer than average, but the summer was near average. You can read the highlights at https://www.noaa.gov/news/august-2021-was-earths-sixth-warmest-august-on-record and see more details at https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/202108.