Man, that was a hot one.
The summer of 2022 was one of the hottest seasons ever with records set across the country, Fox Weather reported.
Data from the Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) showed the nationwide average temperature was around 74 degrees, putting it on par with the summer of 2021 and the Dust Bowl of 1936.
Persistent heat waves affected 26 cities across the United States, including: Newark, NJ; Tampa; Salt Lake City; San Antonio, Texas, and Cheyenne, Wyoming — are reporting their hottest summers ever.
The Big Apple set a handful of daily highs during summer heat waves.
On June 25, temperatures hit a record 90 degrees in Central Park. On July 20, 23 and 24, the mercury soared to 95 degrees. And on August 9, the thermometer peaked at 97 degrees.
American summers are warming at a rate of 1.23 degrees per century, NOAA said.
Fox found that the only area that saw temporary relief from the prolonged summer heat was the desert southwest, where a major monsoon season produced heavy cloud cover and heavy rain.
Despite all the rain, however, Death Valley in California is currently experiencing a treacherous heat wave, and on Thursday the arid desert hit a record 127 degrees, making it the hottest place on earth that day. .