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September was hot — really hot.

Depending on who you ask, it was the hottest or second hottest September ever recorded.

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The confusion stems from the fact that, while NASA and NOAA use the same exact raw temperature data, they each analyze it a little differently (you can read more about it here).

NOAA’s finding officially ends an unprecedented 16-month-long streak of record-breaking temperatures. There is now a greater than 99 percent chance that 2016 will end up being the hottest year we’ve ever seen. Ever.