According to the NOAA, August 2016 Tmax in the USA was only 85th warmest out of 122.
2011 was warmest with 1936 and 1937 a very close 2nd and 3rd.
According to the NOAA, May 2016 was ranked 49th coldest out of 122.
That is essentially a tie with May 2015. The warmest May Tmax’s were 1934, 1936, 2012 and and 1939.
The following map shows state rankings. 122 = warmest. 1 would be coldest.
Note the states ranked 7th and 8th coldest. Wow. Not much El Nino effects …
According to the NOAA, April 2016 was ranked 24th warmest out of 122 in terms of Maximum.
Did you know 1946 was the 2nd warmest April?
Despite the El Nino that supposedly made the earth the “warmest ever”, the NOAA Climate At A Glance pages shows no records for February temperature.
Maximum was 6th highest – 3.06F colder than 1954.
Minimum was 7th highest – 1.61F colder than 1998