FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Have you ever wondered how the average high or low temperature is calculated for an area?
It is climate data that is averaged from 1981 to 2010.
Each time we head into a new decade, the averages are recalculated.
In May 2021, the new climatological averages will be released and the new data will range from 1991 to 2020.
That means that the hottest years on record will be in that range.
The top five hottest years on record all occurred within the last 6 years.
The seven hottest years in recorded history on planet Earth:
We are in a climate emergency.
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— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) January 3, 2021
When this change occurs, above average temperatures are going to be harder to come by.
But, at the end of the day, it does not mean that records won't be broken.