The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for August 2017 was the third highest for the month.
Assessing the Global Climate in August 2017
On This Day: Historic Krakatau Eruption of 1883
On this day in 1883, the volcano on the island of Krakatau violently erupted, setting off a chain of cataclysmic destruction.
Assessing the U.S. Climate in August 2017
During August, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was near average at 72.0°F.