The average temperature in Central Park for the month so far is 82 degrees, 5.7 degrees above normal and ahead of the July 1999 record of 81.4 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
LIMA – The Peruvian government declared a state of emergency because of the cold wave gripping a number of districts in the nation’s 16 regions, according to an urgent decree published Saturday in the official gazette.
The decree covers all districts of the country more than 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) above sea level, as well as three regions in the Peruvian jungle that have registered strangely low temperatures in the last few weeks.
According to official figures, so far this year at least 409 people have died of pneumonia and ailments related to the cold weather, most of them younger than 5 years old (200 deaths) and over 60 years (158 deaths).
The average monthly temperature in Central Park has been 81.6 degrees Fahrenheit (27.6 Celsius) so far, warmer than the record set in July 1999 of 81.4, said Matt Scalora, a weather service meteorologist in Upton, New York.
The higher-than-normal temperatures have driven up electric power use around the U.S., including in New York, which recorded its third-highest hourly peak load of 33,542 megawatts on July 6 when temperatures reached a record 103 degrees in Central Park.
Around the world, above-average temperatures have been recorded in Europe and Asia as the Jet Stream, which divides and mixes warm and cool air, modulating temperatures, has stayed at far northern latitudes, Rouiller said.
This has allowed warm air to push farther north and has prevented much in the way of relief for the Northern Hemisphere, he said.
The world last month posted its warmest June on record and its warmest average temperatures for April to June and January to June, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Global temperatures in June were 61.1 degrees, or 1.22 degrees higher than the 20th century average of 59.9, according to a NOAA statement.
Originally posted by Mythic Chris
This shouldn't be news.
Originally posted by Hypntick
reply to post by finemanm
82? Wow that must be nice. Here in West TN the average daily temp is hovering around 99. With an average heat index of 115. I'd give my right eye for it to be 82, even at night.