Unusual weather patterns rocked the country this past May — as scientists announced it was the warmest on record.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Wednesday the country had its warmest May in 124 years, as long as NOAA has been keeping count, with an average temperature of 65.4 degrees, 5.2 degrees above average.
The record warmth broke the previous record of 64.7 degrees set in 1934 during the Dust Bowl era when sweeping drought conditions and dust storms crushed agriculture across the Midwest.
New York experienced its seventh warmest May on record with an average temperature of 59.8 degrees, up about 5 degrees from the 10-year average of 54.5.
Abnormally warm temperatures weren’t the only “significant climate anomalies and events for May,” NOAA indicated in their report.