May was warmest on record for USA, breaking mark set during Dust Bowl

This article discusses how May shattered heat records across the U.S. as sizzling warmth was reported nationwide, federal scientists announced Wednesday.

In addition, not only was it the warmest May on record across the country, but almost 8,600 local heat records were also broken or tied during the month.

“The warmth was coast-to-coast,” said climate scientist Jake Crouch from NOAA’s National Center for Environmental Information. The heat was particularly noteworthy in the central U.S., especially in the upper Midwest and Ohio Valley.

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