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June Hotter Than Normal

Temperatures began soaring over 100-degrees toward the end of June.  State Climatologist Jim Angel says more than 50 communities across the state set new heat records.   

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June was hotter than normal, but it wasn't the hottest on record.  When you add up temperatures for all the days of the month, you get 72-degress.  The record is 78-point-five, set back in 1934.  Only one point eight inches of rain fell across the state last month, which has taken a dangerous toll on crops.  That's less than half of what the state normally sees during the month of June.

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