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Mon Jul 9, 2012, 03:03 PM

Continental U.S. Breaks Heat Record in First Half of 2012 [View all]

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Source: Reuters

Continental U.S. breaks heat record in first half of 2012

Mon Jul 9, 2012 2:37pm EDT

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The last 12 months also have been the warmest since modern record-keeping began in 1895, narrowly beating the previous 12-month period that ended in May 2012.

Every state except Washington in the contiguous United States had warmer-than-average temperatures for the June 2011-June 2012 period.

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June was 2 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) warmer in the lower 48 states than the 20th-century average, but still just the 14th hottest June in the record books, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center said in a statement.

June 1933, during the calamitous Dust Bowl period, was the hottest.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE86811Q20120709?irpc=932

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