The first half of this year was the hottest on record in the US.
Temperatures for January through June were 3.4 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average.
Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri experienced record warmth for the period, while no state experienced cooler-than-average temperatures, reported scientists from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C.
Scientists have previously said that 2005 was the warmest year on record for the entire globe.
Wish I had something insightful to add.
Funny I'm in Texas and we've been discussing all summer how it's not as hot or humid as normal this summer.
Well thanks for sending it up here. MD is hot and nasty humid even moreso than normal.
It's supposed to hit 35C (95F) here in Toronto today, and feel like 43 (109). That's pretty warm when we're cooled by the Great Lakes.
Up until now, except for a few early and unseasonable hot spells, it hasn't been bad.