More Broken (Heat) Records Keep on Coming

September 22, 2016 02:04 PM

NOAA has reported 16 months of consecutive record-breaking global temperatures and is starting to sound like a broken record itself. The agency reports that August 2016 was the hottest August globally in NOAA’s global temperature dataset record, which dates back to 1880.

Findings of note include:

  • Near-average temperatures were seen throughout most of the U.S. Corn Belt.
  • Record-breaking temperatures occurred in sub-Saharan Africa, southern India, central Russia, central China, pockets of South America and the northeastern U.S.
  • Globally, land and ocean surface temperatures exceeded the 20th century average by 1.66˚F. It surpassed the previous August record holder (2015) by a slim 0.09˚F.
  • Cooler-than-normal temperatures were limited to small areas in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.
  • A tale of two sea ice masses continues to trend – the Arctic sea ice extent reached the fourth smallest August levels since 1979, but the Antarctic sea ice extent remains above the 1981-2010 average.

NOAA also looked at summer seasonal and year-to-date weather data. The agency found 2016 has seen global record-breaking temperatures for both. June-to-August temperatures were 1.60˚F above the 20th century average, and January-to-July temperatures were 1.82˚F above the 20th century average.

For NOAA’s complete U.S. climate summary for August, visit  

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Spell Check

bangkok, AA
9/27/2016 09:20 PM

  google tony heller climate.. these noaa charts that tell you every month and every year is 'the hottest ever' are in fact FAKE .. they are chalked up with with adjusted data and modeled fabricated data.. in reality there were more days in the 1930's .. more days over 90,95,100*F respectivly using all uscn station.. REAL observed data never jives with the AGW lies.


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