Earth Just Had Its Hottest September on Record

  • Earth Just Had Its Hottest September on Record

Earth Just Had Its Hottest September on Record

Although the government forecasters didn't issue specific snowfall predictions, they are anticipating an atmospheric setup that favors more precipitationof any type - rain, sleet or snow - in the Pacific Northwest, Northern Plains, Great Lakes and Ohio Valley.

"The month of September 2020 marked the 44th consecutive September and the 429th consecutive month with temperatures, at least nominally, above the 20th century average", the report read. According to NOAA's map, there are equal chances the region could see more, less, or equal to the amount as in the past.

Also worth noting is that all of the top 10-warmest Septembers have occurred since 2005, with the top 7 occurring in the past 7 years. California and OR had their hottest Septembers on record. NOAA scientists found average global temperatures were 1.75 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the average of 59.0 for all of the 20th century.

That means "that no millennial or even parts of Gen-X has lived through a cooler than normal September", said North Carolina state climatologist Kathie Dello, herself a millennial. Sanchez-Lugo concludes these record highs are due to a combination of global warming from the burning of coal, oil and natural gas, but human-caused warming sticks out as the biggest factor for these continual upticks in temperature.

"A La Nina isn't any match for a way a lot we're warming the planet", Dello mentioned.

The precipitation outlook for the winter of 2020-21 is the second image above. And if it doesn't make it, she mentioned it'll simply be within the prime three, most likely prime two. "It's a really tight race".