How hot is it? So hot that June “breaks the record for the warmest average temperature observed for any calendar month in Miami”
“We’re getting a dramatic taste of the kind of weather we are on course to bequeath to our grandchildren,” says Tom Peterson, Chief Scientist for NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center.
An “excessive heat warning” has been issued this week for parts of the East Coast, home of the status quo media, so please send me examples of coverage — good or bad. Also, drink plenty of fluids and stay cool!
I got a call last week from a Florida reporter. Did I know that it was so hot that Miami set the all-time monthly temperature record in June? Was all the strange weather part of some longer-term pattern?
No and yes. He directed me to the National Weather Service summary for Miami here. And I pointed out to him that NASA reported that globally it was easily the hottest spring “” and Jan-May “” in the temperature record (and NOAA, too).
Record-smashing temps are precisely what scientists have been predicting. As the UK’s Royal Society and Met Office (the UK’s National Weather Service [i.e. meteorological office], within the Ministry of Defence) said in their must-read statement on the connection between global warming and extreme weather: