Hottest on record? Yes if you cook the data like there is no tomorrow;-)
The experts at the National Climatic Data Center report that October was 4th warmest on record in the US, despite the fact that their own thermometers show it was 24th warmest – after 1947, 1963, 1884, 1900, 1882, 1950, 1881, 1931, 1938, 2007, 1953, 1918, 1956, 1897, 1910, 1927, 1971, 1934, 1973, 1941, 1940, 1962 and 1914
1947 and 1963 were nearly four degrees warmer.
They accomplished this by massively cooling the past, and warming the present. More than two degrees of data tampering!
The animation below shows how they completely corrupt the US temperature record, turning a century long cooling trend into a warming trend.
North America had the eighth highest October snow extent on record, yet NCDC claims it was fourth warmest here.
In summary, NCDC is faking numbers and lying through their teeth.