This summer was the hottest on record

Did this summer feel hotter than usual? It turned out to be the earth's hottest on record.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that the June-August average temperature across the globe was the highest ever since record keeping began in 1880. The globally-averaged land surface temperature was 1.98 degrees Fahrenheit higher and the sea surface temperature 1.35 degrees Fahrenheit higher than their 20th century averages.

June-August 2015 blended land and sea turface temperature percentiles.


NOAA's is forecasting warmer than normal temperatures for all states north of the Mason-Dixon line, the West Coast and Alaska and cooler than normal temperatures from New Mexico to South Carolina. U.S. coastal regions can expect wetter weather for the winter as well.

And it may not just be a record setting summer -- meteorologists predict that 2015 will be the hottest year ever.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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