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California breaks heat record since measurements began in 1895
California breaks heat record since measurements began in 1895

The first eight months of 2014 were the warmest on average in California’s history since record-keeping began in 1895, federal scientists announced this week. The average temperature was 62.6 degrees in California over the time period, coming in at 1.1 degrees hotter than the previous high and more than 4 degrees warmer than the 20th century average, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported. Meanwhile, the state continues to suffer through one of its worst droughts ever and a record-breaking heat wave is forecast for the weekend. Temperatures across Los Angeles are expected to top out at 100 degrees through Monday. “When temperatures are high,...

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