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California's 1st seven months of 2014 have been its warmest on record
California's 1st seven months of 2014 have been its warmest on record

The first seven months of this year have been the warmest on record for California, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters averaged high and low temperatures from January to July for the entire state this year and recorded an average temperature of 60.2 degrees, said Paul Iniguez, National Weather Service Hanford's science and operation officer. "It's quite a bit warmer than the previous record," he said. The temperature beats the record temperature of 59.3 degrees set in 1934 by nearly a full a degree, he said. The drought over the past three years has surpassed previous records because of warmer temperatures and lack of rain and snow. The...

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