PHOENIX — If you've found yourself saying "goodness, it's hot" a lot more this year than normal, you're definitely not wrong.
It's been warm all across the state, on track to be the warmest it's ever been, according to the National Weather Service in Phoenix.
The NWS in Phoenix tweeted out a graphic of the United States showing the statewide average temperature ranks, from record coolest (blue) to record warmest (dark red).
A majority of the country is above average, several states have been "much above average," and Arizona and New Mexico are sitting in the dark red.
The data dates from January-August and goes all the way back to 1895.
"Despite a fairly 'normal' August, Arizona is still on track for its warmest year on record," NWS tweeted. "Above average temperatures this next week won't help the situation."
2017 marked Phoenix's hottest year on record. The city is also breaking more records than ever before.
If the trend stays the same and 2018 does indeed become Arizona's warmest, it will come at a time during what experts have called one of worst droughts in 1,000 years.
Much of the state remains in severe to exceptional drought.