First Half of 2006 Was Warmest Period Ever in US
The average temperature for the continental US, measured by the National Climatic Data Center, was 51.8°F, or 3.4°F above average for the 20th century. Five midwestern states experienced record warmth -- warmth that likely contributed to drought and subsequent wildfires.
Globally, early 2006 was the sixth warmest period since records were first kept in 1880.
Source: AP (via Brietbart.com)