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.
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
February’s in the USA have been cooling for over 30 years.
February 2015 was ranked 53 out of 121 (121 being warmest).
Oooops: I initially used C/Decade. It is F/Decade.And I have to check the Trend.
Update: The trend is correct once I corrected the units.
January 2015 Tmax Ordered By State Rank
Only 6 States in the top 10. Only 9 in the top 20. 27 out of 48 have a rank of less than 61 (the middle of 121).
And note that 15 states January’s are cooling since 1895 .
And 38 states January’s are cooling since 1998.
|State||Rank (1 = Hottest)||Trend Since 1895 in F/Decade||Trend Since 1998 in F/Decade|
A rank of 121 in Oregon indicates the warmest (since NOAA records started in 1895). This data is Maximum temperature average for the month..
On the other hand, a rank of 30 indicates 91 January’s were warmer.