July 2016 Was the Hottest Month on Record

July 2016 Was the Hottest Month on Record

23 Aug July 2016 Was the Hottest Month on Record

July 2016 Weather Map

July 2016 Was the Hottest Month on Record

Temperatures Soar Worldwide

In an article from the NASA’s Earth Observatory, they sited “In 136 years of modern record-keeping, July 2016 was the warmest July according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS).” That would make it the hottest month globally.

You can find the full article here along with this great depiction of the warmer weather.

“The scary thing is that we are moving into an era where it will be a surprise when each new month or year isn’t one of the hottest on record,” Chris Field, a climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution and Stanford University, told News.com.

So here are the facts. According to NASA’s records, last month was the hottest month ever on the planet since we started taking records back in 1880. 

The previous record-holders were July 2015 and July 2011, which were so close, NASA said they tied for the hottest month on record (although July 2015 had the advantage of coinciding with an El Niño event, which is usually associated with a sustained period of warming in the central and eastern tropical Pacific).

July 2009 and August 2009 round out the top five hottest months on record.

Here’s Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies:

January 1880 - July 2016 Temperature Anomaly

January 1880 – July 2016 Temperature Anomaly


On top of that, NASA’s records indicate that July 2016 was the 10th month in a row to experience record-breaking temperatures, with June 2016 being the hottest June on record, May 2016 being the hottest May on record, and so on.

NASA’s data states that the massive hot streak goes all the way back to October 2015, which, according to Andrea Thompson at Climate Central, was the first month in its data set that was more than 1˚C hotter than average.

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) uses a slightly different measure to figure out global average temperatures, and has calculated that before July 2016, there have actually been 14 consecutive record-breaking months.

According to the NOAA’s records, the hot streak actually goes back to May 2015.

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