2019 On Track to Be Earth’s Third Warmest Year on Record, NOAA Says

This Weather.com article discusses how 2019 is on track to be Earth’s 3rd warmest year ever, per NOAA.

  • The first five months of 2019 place Earth on track for its third warmest year dating to 1880.
  • Four separate analyses found 2019 had among the top five warmest Mays.
  • Among areas most above average in May were Arctic Canada, Greenland, Russia, Brazil, and parts of Africa.
  • This was despite a notably chilly May in the western and central U.S. and in parts of Europe.

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