This past April tied 2010 for the hottest April on record according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The record heat has the globe on track for its sixth-warmest year to-date and marks the 350th month in a row of above average global temperatures.
Data released from NOAA on Tuesday show that the global average temperature was 1.39°F above the 20th-century average for April. The Upper Midwest and Northeast were some of the only cooler-than-normal spots on the planet, continuing a pattern that’s been true for much of the winter. Parts of eastern Russia experienced record heat for the month, with temperatures up to 9°F above normal. Eastern Australia and temperatures across parts of the ocean also experienced record warmth.