40,000 Daily Heat Records Broken in U.S. This Year

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

If you think think it is unusually hot, you’re right.

Heat records are falling around the country at record pace. In the first five months of 2012 have been the hottest on record in the contiguous United States. This doesn’t include June, when 164 all-time high temperature records were either tied or broken.

More than 40,000 daily heat records have been broken around the country so far this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Compare that with last year —the ninth warmest on record, when 25,000 daily records had been set by this date.

In other words, the heat really bad with little respite in the forecast.

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5 Responses to 40,000 Daily Heat Records Broken in U.S. This Year

  1. TOM339 says:

    It is always hot in July in the mid-Atlantic states but this year, the heat began earlier and is more intense.

    Plus, we had no winter. None. The bugs are terrible and we can’t control them. We’ve had the yard and house sprayed twice already to no avail.

    I blame the change in climate for the heat and the intensity of these summer storms.

  2. Harry says:

    This summer has been dreadful. Much hotter than any in recent memory.

  3. Marcus Ybanez says:

    The heat and severity of summer storms is a harbinger of things to come.

    Meanwhile, our venerable energy grid and communication systems are vintage late-20th century can not suited for destructive weather events.

  4. Randy Arroyo says:

    It’s been getting hotter and drier for years now. I think we’ve reached the dreaded tipping point and there’s no way back now from the climate abyss.

  5. fran says:

    • Al Gore was right.

    • Sadly, Climate Scientists (who predicted radical extremes), can not without a doubt prove this IS climate change…. but seriously, how long can we deny it?

    • While everyone else is melting in triple digit heat, Wester Oregon had one of the rainiest months on record, while Colorado burned. We would have gladly donated the rain!

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