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July 2014 ranks second hottest in history

‘Four Corners’ high helps pump hot air to the north


If this summer has felt exceedingly hot, you’re right.

July 2014 finished second on the all-time list of the hottest on record, according to the National Weather Service.

The average temperature for those 31 days during the seventh month of the year was 75.7 degrees, two-tenths of a degree behind the all-time 75.9 set in 1906.

Of the top-10 hottest Julys on record — there are 13 total including years that tied — seven of those came before 1960 and five before 1940.

Eastern Washington University meteorology professor Dr. Bob Quinn said the culprit is what he called the “Four Corners...

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