I live in the Atlanta metro area. I'm putting this in my blog in case I want to find it later.http://news.wabe.org/post/2016-was-atlanta-s-warmest-year-record
By Johnny Kauffman
Jan. 2, 2017
Although Atlanta temperatures didn’t spike high in to the 100s frequently in 2016, consistently hot days made it the warmest ever on record, according to Jordan McCloud at the Southern Regional Climate Center.
“We didn't necessarily see a bunch of record breaking daily temperatures, you know, 110 or whatever,” said McCloud. “It was just this very persistent pattern of unusual warmth across the southeast that was really the calling card for this year’s pattern.”
On 136 days this year [more than 37%], Atlanta’s high exceeded 85 degrees, McCloud said. That’s about one-third of the year.