This year has been off the charts hot. Lots of graphics to that point:
The February heat anomaly this year [as charted by NOAA] is scary to me.
Already we are in the fifth year of drought, which has only slightly lessened, and not at all in central SoCal.
And now models pointed are calling for an especially hot summer on the West Coast. Oh great.
— Daniel Swain (@Weather_West) March 17, 2016