It is almost here, something we have all been waiting for with some consternation and baited breath Summer solstice 2018 in Northern Hemisphere will begin at 5:07 AM on Thursday, June 21st Central Time. Also it is the longest day of 2018!
I hope our summer will be Nothing like our May 2018.
May 2018 was the planet's fourth-warmest May since record keeping began in 1880, according to NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) on Monday of this week. NASA also rated May 2018 as the fourth-warmest May on record. NOAA found that the only warmer May months were 2016, 2015, and 2017, in that order. NASA found the warmer Mays to be 2016, 2017, and 2014, in that order. Occasional differences in rankings between NASA and NOAA arise mostly due to how they handle data-sparse regions such as the Arctic, where few surface weather stations exist. The two agencies agreed that the planet's four warmest Mays in a century-plus of recordkeeping have all occurred in the past five years. We should NOT let these rain cooled June temperatures fool us. The Summer heat doldrums are just ahead.