Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

NOAA: Globe had 2nd warmest July and year to date on record

NOAA released their latest global climate summary today for July 2017. Their analysis shows that for the earth as a whole, it was the 2nd warmest July on record just barely behind 2016 by 0.09 degrees F since records began in 1880. The total for the year to date from January to July was also the second warmest on record behind 2016, although by a slightly larger margin. You can read more about it at https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/global-climate-201707 which also has links to the associated maps.

One of the things I notice about this map is the large area of record warm temperatures over southwest Europe. No wonder they are having problems with extreme drought and very hot temperatures!