July was the hottest month on record in the U.S. - hotter than the Dust Bowl
Posted by David Brooks | Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The NOAA "state of the climate" report is pretty clear:
he average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during July was 77.6°F, 3.3°F above the 20th century average, marking the hottest July and the hottest month on record for the nation. ... The warm July temperatures contributed to a record-warm first seven months of the year and the warmest 12-month period the nation has experienced since recordkeeping began in 1895.
The chart above is pretty straightforward, too. Not good, folks; not good at all.