The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on September 9, 2022

The average temperature in the contiguous United States this summer was 73.9 F (23.2 C)

The hottest U.S. summer on record for the past 128 years happened last year, 2021

Across the globe, June and July were each the sixth most up to date on Earth inside the 143-12 months international weather document from NOAA

August 2022 tied with 2017 and 2021 as Earth’s 3rd warmest August

Overall the precipitation in the contiguous United States was a 0.14 of an inch below average for the summer.

But the rains didn’t fall equally across the nation. Flooding hit some areas especially hard

Including Death Valley, Yellowstone, Kentucky, St. Louis, Illinois, Dallas-Ft. Worth and Mississippi, amongst others. NOAA stated: