The Heat is On

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1. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

From the Chicago Tribune:

Across the U.S.A. the heat is on

The first half of the year was the warmest on record for the United States.

The government reported Friday that the average temperature for the 48 contiguous United States from January through June was 51.8 degrees Fahrenheit, or 3.4 degrees above average for the 20th century.

That made it the warmest such period since recordkeeping began in 1895, the National Climatic Data Center reported.

No state was cooler than average and five states—Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri—experienced record warmth for the period.

While much of the Northeast experienced extreme rainfall and flooding at the end of June many other areas continued below normal rain and snowfall.

As of June, 45 percent of the contiguous U.S. was in moderate-to-extreme drought, an increase of 6 percent from May.

Dry conditions spawned more than 50,000 wildfires, burning more than 3 million acres in the continental U.S., according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

Worldwide, it was the sixth warmest year-to-date since record keeping began in 1880.


I know that I can sure feel it... even a few minutes out in the sun where I live can get you cookin'...

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hmmmm.....I have heard the U.P. is getting record setting heat....But down here in lovely is still day 658327 of 100+ degree days(F which is 1273.987 C) So it just doesn't feel any hotter than normal. My little 'turkey's done' button, popped out over a month ago...;)

3. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I don't know how you stand it CC! I can handle +20 Celcius (4F) comfortabley... higher than that is too hot to handle!

4. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

If we could only add our weathers together and divide by two... i wouldn't mind a little bit of sun and heat here in Iceland. You can have our rain..