Scorching Hot Take: September Was North America’s Warmest Ever

Live Science | Oct 17, 2019 at 6:05 PM
  • Data sets of global temperature averages dating to 1880 are maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
  • Temperatures across North America were warmer than the 20th century average by 3.1 degrees Fahrenheit (1.7 degrees Celsius).
  • Worldwide, September’s average land and sea-surface temperatures were hotter than the 20th-century average, by about 1.7 F (0.95 C).