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The hottest day of the year

Even though some areas set record high temperatures for the day on Saturday, it is still pretty early for the hottest day of the year.  The Weather Channel has a nice discussion of NOAA’s map of when the hottest day of the year occurs at EarthSky also discusses why the…
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NOAA: Globe record warm for 13th consecutive month

NOAA’s latest global climate summary for May 2016 shows that the May temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.57°F above the 20th century average of 58.6°F. This was the highest for May in the 1880–2016 record, surpassing the previous record set in 2015 by 0.04°F.  It is the…
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June so far much warmer than normal

It’s now midway through June and here’s a look at the climate statistics so far.  The temperature across the region is well above normal, with some areas reaching more than five degrees above the long-term mean.  This continues the trend towards warmer June temperatures that has been occurring since about…
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