It’s getting hot in here and we have the proof.
2016 will very likely be the hottest year on record and a new high for the third year in a row, according to the UN. That means 16 of the 17 hottest years on record are from this century. The National Centers for Environmental information is reporting that temperatures across the United States are way above average, and even Alaska’s temperatures are on the rise.
If you like warm weather then this is good news for you. The bad side to this is that we are getting less rain in the south and more in the northern parts of the United States. According to the November 1 U.S. Drought Monitor report, drought increased from 19.4 percent of the contiguous U.S. in early October to 26.8 percent by the end of the month. The majority of the expansion occurred in the South and Southeast where many locations did not receive any precipitation during the month of October. Read more