For the record

Though winter and spring may have seemed extra chilly in Reno, globally, the first half of 2010 was the warmest on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center. Their records date back to 1880. Temperatures averaged 57.5 degrees Fahrenheit in January through June, which breaks the 1998 record of 1.19 degrees F above average.

“Each of the 10 warmest average global temperatures recorded since 1880 have occurred in the last 15 years,” the center said. “The warmest year-to-date on record, through June, was 1998, and 2010 is warmer so far.”