For the most part, I thought I was just getting older and fatter as I complained about the heat last month to anyone who'd sit still and listen. But as a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows, indeed May 2018 was hotter than any of the previous 124 May's on record across the lower 48 states. See the report here.

As hot as it was here, states to the northeast of us had it even tougher as eight states broke all-time records; Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Virginia all saw record-breaking heat. Overall 8,590 warm temperature records were tied or broken last month.

Oddly enough, April 2018 ranked as the coldest April in more than two decades actually setting low-temperature records in Iowa and Wisconsin which broke records that had stood since 1907.

It's almost as if we skipped spring, such as we have here in SWLA, and went straight to summer.

We have a possibility of perhaps enduring the hottest summer on record so stay hydrated and drink lots of water, all you can stand and stay cool.

How to know if you're hydrated, what is personal hydration? Click here.