- According to The Weather Channel, the USA can expect an above average hot summer. After the warmest January in 141 years, global temperatures in 2020 are among the hottest ever recorded.
Don't be fooled by the random snow and icy winds that have taken over the Mother's Day weekend in many parts of the country. The next few months will be sizzling . The Weather Channel reports that most U.S. can plan an above average hot summer in 2020.
May ends with "Temperatures close to the average or a little warmer from the northeast and central Atlantic to the Midwest". and along the west coast, ”reports The Weather Channel. The south and inner west can also expect above-average temperatures until May, while parts of northern North Dakota and Minnesota may have below-average numbers for this month.
But things will warm up quickly. In June and July, temperatures in almost all parts of the country will be almost or slightly above average. And until August, most states will be exposed to above-average heat, with the highest peak hitting various parts of the northwest, including eastern Washington and Oregon, Idaho, western Montana, western Wyoming, northern Utah, and northeastern Nevada . [1
A hot summer shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, we started in 2020 with the warmest January in 141 years . By March, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that global land and ocean surface temperatures had reached a new high since 1880 – 2.07 degrees Fahrenheit above average, according to Scientific American .
Karin Gleason, a Climatologist at the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) told the New York Times that they "are virtually certain that 2020 will be the top 10 registered years" , she said.
In fact, an NCEI analysis concluded that 2020 has a 49% chance of being the warmest year ever, and a 98% chance it was among the top 5 ever recorded. So, yes, it's getting hot!