Scientists Predict Scorching Temperatures to Last Through Summer
- May 2020 was one of the hottest Mays ever recorded and now NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says summer 2020 could be hotter than ever, with high temps lasting through September.
- There’s only one part of the United States that may get average or lower-than-average summer temperatures; congratulations to a small part of Missouri for sweating a little less than the rest of us.
- Each summer may continue to get hotter than the last as the past five Julys have been the hottest on record. Scientists told The New York Times that “human-cause emissions of heat-trapping gasses” are the cause of all the heat.
- Think you’ll get some relief once the sun goes down? Not necessarily; the nights during summer have also been some of the warmest recorded, too.
- Think about the heat last summer; could you handle any hotter summer days in 2021? Are there ways to beat the summer heat on the cheap? Have you ever moved from one drastic climate to another?