Photo 7- The June U.S. Heatwave Was Not an Average Heatwave

NASA Map showing Heat Anomalies for June 17-June 24, 2012. Red indicates hotter than normal temperature, Blue indicates colder than normal temperatures

A very simple map capturing the heatwave that was prominent in the United States over the past few weeks.  Remember ‘red’ denotes hotter temperatures than average, not some idea of ‘hot’.  So, the fact that Colorado is engulfed in red is not simply saying that Colorado was ‘hot’ in June, but that it was significantly hotter than the multi-year average in those places.  Check out this article from the Daily Mail about this visual representation.

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