The NCDC released their Global Analysis for June this morning. The quick take is that June 2015 was the hottest June ever recorded. The worse news is that this broke the record set only last year - and it did so by .12 degrees C, a huge increase. This past June was .88 degrees C hotter than the 20th century average. It was the fourth highest departure from average ever recorded. The two highest departures occurred this year in February and March, both at .90 degrees C above the long-term average. January 2007 had the third highest departure at .89 degrees C.
Along with March and May, June is the third month to break it's monthly record this year. July 2014 through June 2015 was the hottest 12-month period ever recorded. The record it broke was set just last month. In fact, the 10 hottest 12-month periods have all occurred in the last ten months.
With all of that news, I don't think I need to go into more details. It was hot and getting hotter. Here's the tally to date:
June was the hottest June ever recorded;
May was the hottest May on record;
April was tied for the fourth hottest April on record;
March was the hottest March on record;
February was the second hottest February on record;
January was the second hottest January on record.
So far, 2015 has three hottest months, two second hottest months, and one fourth hottest month ever recorded.
For the last 12 months, the tally is:
June 2015 was the hottest June ever recorded;
May 2015 was the hottest May ever recorded;
April 2015 was tied for the fourth hottest April ever recorded;
March 2015 was the hottest March ever recorded;
February 2015 was the second hottest February ever recorded;
January 2015 was the second hottest January ever recorded;
December 2014 was the hottest December ever recorded;
November 2014 was the 7th hottest November ever recorded;
October 2014 was the hottest October ever recorded;
September 2014 was the hottest September ever recorded;
August 2014 was the hottest August ever recorded;
July 2014 was the fourth hottest July ever recorded;
let's see what the score is for the last 12 months: one 7th hottest
month, two 4th hottest months, two 2nd hottest months and seven hottest
And, don't forget, the hottest 12-month period ever recorded.
Onwards and upwards.