The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) crunched the numbers and found that this past March was the hottest on record, since temperatures were recorded, in 1895. What does a single month of warm temperatures really mean? Probably not much without a context of manipulative numbers of surround it. So far this year, the global means have been pretty mundane.
Just how many record highs were set, in this great nation?
15,000. Fifteen and three zeros.
The high temperatures kicked off an unusually early spring cluster of tornadoes in the Midwest. It also sent us gardeners scrambling to get Spring crops into the ground and prepping our summer plants.
It’s also left me worrying what to expect for the rest of the year… I’m not sure my pregnant wife can handle 100 days of 100+ degree days.