But wait, we haven't even had the kids at the door for Halloween yet.
Apparently with two and a half months yet to go, almost a full season, 2016 is said to have "a lock" on becoming the newest in a recent succession of years to become the "Hottest Year on Record."
Anybody see a pattern here?
Gavin Schmidt, director of the NASA Goddard Space Laboratory, tweeted:
With data now available through September, 2016 annual record (~1.25ºC above late 19th C) seems locked in.pic.twitter.com/Btp3Vutakn
I guess that's what you get when 11 of the last 12 consecutive months have set new records.