Ryan's comment this morning said that most parts of the country/world are experiencing the warmest summer on record.
Where did that come from? Data, a gut feeling, Fox News Channel? A few hot days at the beginning of August can really change perception but it doesn't make for a whole summer.
I'd like to take a guess that we are no where near the hottest summer on record, which is 1934. Its just a general feeling I have, looking at maps everyday and what not, but I am going to toss this out there. I think that most places in the world will come in at the bottom 50 percentile in terms of heat. For New England this could be one of the cooler summers on record.
Several times this summer I've actually noted how cool it has been. Unlike the media, I have the ability to see past the 2 really hot days that happened last week and look at the entire summer. I can't remember the last time it has been 100 degrees where I live or in New York City. It seems like that would happen every other year back in the 80's and early 90's.