April 2016 was the warmest April on record for the globe, according to data released on Saturday by NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. This also marks the seventh consecutive month in a row in NASA's dataset that the earth has recorded its warmest respective month on record.And:
The global temperature departure in April was 1.11 degrees Celsius above the 1951-1980 average. This crushed the previous April record set in 2010 by 0.24 degrees Celsius.
Every month from October 2015-April 2016 has now had a departure of 1 degree Celsius or greater above the 1951-1980 average used by NASA. The departure from average in a single month had never exceeded 1 degree Celsius prior to October dating back to 1880.Of course, because this happened yesterday:
Following a blast of unseasonably cold air that brought snow to at least one part of Pennsylvania on Sunday, temperatures are set to rebound, beginning with a sunny and warmer start to the work week.We know our friends in the science denying crowd are all set to declare victory over the hoax and go home.
This after near record low temperatures descended on much of the region over the weekend, even bringing a trace amount of snow to Williamsport, the National Weather Service reports.
It was reportedly the first snow ever recorded on May 15 in Williamsport, where record-keeping began in 1895.
It'll be the same illogic as this:
Happy Monday!Global warming isn't real because I was cold today! Also great news: World hunger is over because I just ate.— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) November 19, 2014
It's still getting warmer outside.