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2014 on track to be hottest year on record in California
2014 on track to be hottest year on record in California

This year is on track to be the hottest year in California since record-keeping began roughly 119 years ago, scientists announced Wednesday. Prolonged drought and increasing temperatures over the last four decades have resulted in the warmer conditions currently plaguing California, said Paul Iniguez, science and operation officer for the National Weather Service in Hanford. "Everything is kind of working together," he said. There is an 88% chance that 2014 will beat the warmest year currently on record -- an average 59.7 degrees set in 1934. Although the most recent heat wave that smothered Southern California certainly looms large in the minds of the public,...

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