May 2019 was hottest May on record in Atlanta. (CBS46, 6/4/2019)
Why so hot?
A big reason why May was so hot was because of a huge dome of high pressure that parked itself over the southeast U.S., producing hot temperatures and dry weather.
While high pressure is pretty common in the southeast U.S., the strength of this particular high was similar to a pattern we see more often in the summer, instead of May.
Record heat in Pakistan and India. (6/4/2019)
Australia suffers through record hot March. (4/2/2019)
Seattle's record-breaking winter heat. (3/19/2019)
UPDATE: Central Florida's record-setting February heat. (3/2/2019)
Australia, scorched. (1/16/2019)
2018: Hottest year ever for Australian state of New South Wales. (1/11/2019)
Sea surface temperatures around New Zealand hottest ever in 2018, further threatening marine life. (1/11/2019)
GET ME REWRITE: Prague experiences hottest year on record for third time this decade. (1/6/2019)
Climate change as a matter of fact: Red-hot summer of record heat in Europe. (8/18/2018)
UPDATE: July 2018 is hottest month ever in California. (8/18/2018)