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It's official: 2014 was warmest year on record in California
It's official: 2014 was warmest year on record in California

The data are back and what climate experts predicted was indeed true – 2014 was the hottest year on record in California. According to the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center, the average temperature in California in 2014 was 61.5 degrees, or 4.1 degrees warmer than the 20th century average. The next warmest year in California was in 1934 when the average temperature was 59.7 degrees. Records go back to 1895. Alaska, Arizona and Nevada also had their warmest years on record. The year was also historically bad drought-wise for Californians. The entire state is in some level of drought, according to federal data, and a spell of...

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