Not one for the record books — August 2016 Global Temperatures Set 16th Straight Monthly Record
Anyone remaining on the fence when it comes to the issue of global warming should check out the state of the climate report issued Tuesday by the NOAA.
The NOAA report said the global mean temperatures set new record high the month of August.
The NOAA report went on to say through the summer months of June through August, also set record highs according to three separate analyses.
“The August temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.66°F above the 20th century average of 60.1°F,” the report said.
“This was the highest for August in the 1880–2016 record, surpassing the previous record set in 2015 by 0.09°F.”
The NOAA report went on to say that August 2016 was the highest monthly temperature departure since April 2016 and tied with September 2015 as the eighth highest monthly temperature departure among all months (1,640) on record.
“Overall, 14 of the 15 highest monthly temperature departures in the record have occurred since February 2015, with January 2007 also among the 15 highest monthly temperature departures.”
The NOAA said that August 2016 also marked the 16th straight warmest respective month on record for the globe. That is the longest stretch of months in a row that a global temperature record has been set in their dataset.
Extended analysis of global temperature and precipitation patterns can be seen in this report.