The First Half of 2018: Warm, but Not 2017 Warm

The previous year was a hot one overall for Tallahassee – and many other spots in the globe. The year 2017 was tied third for the warmest year on record (since the 1940s).

The average annual temperatures in Tallahassee, Fla. (SOURCE: XM-ACIS2)

But when one compares the first half of 2017 to the first half of this year, it’s not as bad. It’s still hot, though.

The average temperature for the first half of 2018, the average temperature was 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit above the 1981-2010 average. The previous year, the average YTD temperature was 3.3 degrees for the same time period.

The really chill months of January, March and April may have helped cut those departures in half from 2017. In January, Tallahassee got it’s first measurable snowfall since December 1989.

But in February, daily average temperature departures were as high as 17 degrees above normal. Highs reached the mid 80s for a few days that month. Temperatures were above average for much of May and June.

So, what about the rest of the year? The Climate Prediction Center has placed much of the United States under good odds of above average temperatures for the next three months.

Brace yourselves, everyone. It looks like it may be another warm year.