Temperatures so far this year are warmest on record locally and nationally, and it’s not even close. Year-to-date temperatures are on an entirely different level from past record-setting years.
Charts tell the story.
In Washington, D.C., it’s a similar situation. The year-to-date average temperature is 4.6 degrees above average, which for statistics junkies is 3.2 standard deviations from the norm. The current year-to-date temperature is running almost 2 degrees above the next warmest year (since 1946): 1991
34 out of 48 states and scores of cities are having their warmest years on record to date. These cities include (but are not even close to being limited to): Atlantic City, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinatti, Des Moines, Detroit, Indianapolis, Little Rock, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New Orleans, New York City, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, and Tampa.