2016 : Hottest Year Ever

Experts say that 2016 was the hottest year ever™.

During July and August last year, maximum temperatures at Oklahoma City averaged 13 degrees cooler in 2016 than they did in 1936. Every day except one was cooler than 1936.

On August 2, 1930 twenty-five states were over 100 degrees. AL AR AZ CA CO IA IL IN KS KY LA MI MN MO MS MT ND NE NM OH OK SD TN TX VA

On August 2, 1955 twenty-four states were over 100 degrees. AZ CA CO IA ID KS MN MO MT ND NE NJ NV NY OK SD TX UT VA WY

August 2, 2016 (hottest year ever™) was much cooler with only 14 states over 100F. AZ CA CO KS LA MS MT NE NM NV OK TX UT WY

August 2nd afternoon temperatures have plummeted in the US since 1930.

However, minimum temperatures have increased, mostly since 1990.

This is likely due to UHI effects including asphalt, irrigation and air conditioning. When I ride my bicycle out of open space and into a neighborhood on a still summer night, I immediately notice a sharp increase in temperature.

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11 Responses to 2016 : Hottest Year Ever

  1. Eric Simpson says:

    “Sure, it was cool in the US and most of the rest of the world in 2016, much cooler than previous years, but the Arctic was the warmest ever!” -warmist loon

    “Or at least we were able to re-interpolate that data to make the Arctic the warmest.”

    “We have very few temperature gauges in the Arctic. BUT … we can fill in all the missing data with our own estimations of what the temperature should be. That way we see that the Arctic is very hot! And, as you see with a square map of the entire world, the Arctic can be made to be relatively .. huge. So, yes, with the addition of the Arctic data and all the other appropriate adjustments the world was the hottest ever last year.” -leftist Chicken Little

  2. Latitude says:

    …great animation

    GHCN-v2: Geographic distribution of adjustments to monthly mean temperatures (USA 1970-2009)


  3. Brian D says:

    Here’s my map of record high max temps for the month of August. The 1930’s again showing strong in the middle of the country into the parts of the east, along with 1918. Northern, southern, and western states all have a variety of years of records from very early to recent period. Extremes are normal.

  4. Windsong says:

    Surround a USHCN site with pavement from runways, taxiways and aprons, like the Spokane airport, and you see this morning’s (2 Aug) minimum reported as 65F. Move 17 miles south to eastern Washington’s USCRN site, and you see a morning minimum of 44F. Looks like some healthy UHI affect to infect an effected USHCN record again today in Spokane.

  5. Steve Parker says:

    We’re in the middle of a major “heatwave” ( a period of significantly above average high temperatures) in Portland. I walked out of my house this morning (outside the urban area) and it was 57 degrees. 20 minutes later, driving north on I-205, it was 73 degrees. UHI is very strong in this type of weather. Not so much in the Winter, but still a factor.

  6. John F. Hultquist says:

    OT but this if funny
    Boston Globe Manages to Politicize the Upcoming Solar Eclipse

  7. Andy DC says:

    Quite a mild August shaping up over much of the US, according to the weather models.

  8. TA says:

    This post destroys the “Hottest Year Evah!” narrative of the alarmists. Thanks, Tony.

    We never hear any alarmists trying to refute your information. Probably because they cannot refute it. So they remain silent except for one who takes cheap shots on other websites, but won’t come over here to discuss it. Running scared is what they are.

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