canada africa partner reservation It could be the hottest summer on record for Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota

It could be the hottest summer on record for Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota

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Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota had record summer heat in 2023, but 2024 could be even hotter.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that 2023 was the warmest year on record worldwide since temperature measurements began in 1850.

The chance that 2024 will surpass 2023 as the warmest year is 1 in 3.

There is a 99% chance that 2024 will be among the five warmest years on record.

The upper ocean, down to a depth of 2000 meters, stored an unprecedented amount of heat in 2023.

Des Moines, Iowa Hot-Getty Thinkstock

Des Moines, Iowa Hot-Getty Thinkstock

Arctic sea ice extent was among the ten lowest since 1979, while Antarctic sea ice extent reached a new record low.

Globally, there were 78 named tropical storms in 2023, which is below average, but in the North Atlantic Basin there were 20, significantly above the norm.

It could be the hottest summer on record for Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota – Getty Thinkstock

It could be the hottest summer on record for Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota – Getty Thinkstock

The top ten warmest and wettest years on record in Minnesota all occurred since 1998.

Sioux Falls and Mitchell, South Dakota both broke records in September.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Hot-Getty Images

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Hot-Getty Images

Sioux Falls reached +101 on September 2, 2023, the third highest September temperature since 1893.

Mitchell reached +104 that same day, the 4th highest September temperature ever recorded since 1893.

NOAA said in a statement that “the meteorological winter was the warmest on record for the contiguous U.S., with an average temperature of 37.6 degrees F., 5.4 degrees above average. Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Vermont and Wisconsin each had their warmest winter on record. Twenty-six additional states had their top 10 warmest winters on record.”

10 Wild Snowstorms in South Dakota

Even though snow blankets the Sioux Empire, some snowstorms still don’t compare to these ten terrible snowstorms that hit South Dakota.
Only In Your State highlighted 10 snowstorms in South Dakota as a reminder for people to always pay attention to the road in the winter. South Dakotans are well aware that winters in the state can be harsh. That’s why it’s always a good idea to plan ahead and prepare for the worst.

Remember major snowstorms that hit South Dakota?

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