Heat Wave Shatters Hundreds of Records Nationwide

Posted on: 8:40 pm, July 9, 2012, by , updated on: 10:26pm, July 9, 2012

CLEVELAND – Yeah, it’s a hot one. Not just in Northeastern Ohio, but across the nation.

And according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, we just wrapped up the hottest 12 months on record in the continental United States, since they started keeping track in 1895.

The NOAA report said scientists are not even counting the record-breaking temps from July.

Remember this past winter in the Cleveland-area? There really wasn’t one, so we asked Fox 8 Meteorologist Andre Bernier what this means.

Is it a sign of global warming? He said no, because it’s not happening globally.

“In fact, in places like Australia they are having on one of the coldest winters on record. In the UK they are having a cold, drizzly summer. So, it’s not happening all over the place, but it is happening to us so we kind of stand up and take notice,” Bernier said.

Plus, he says, one year is not long enough.

Remember the Cleveland winter before last?  Brr.

Bernier said don’t read too much into this year’s heat.

“Some people are suffering and they are, but this is one of those good old fashioned hot summers that we will typically get every 10 to 20 years,” he said.