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In June Through August, Texas Sets U.S. Heat Record

It was hot in Texas, this summer. Actually not just hot: The heat Texas experienced in June through August are the hottest on record in the U.S., the National Weather Service reports.

The AP adds:

Weather service meteorologist Victor Murphy told The Associated Press that Texas' 86.8 average beat out Oklahoma's 85.2 degrees in 1934.

That Dust Bowl year is now third on the list for the three-month span, behind No. 2 Oklahoma's heat wave this June through August (86.5 degrees).

Both states and others in the nation's southern tier have baked in triple-digit heat this summer. Texas had its hottest June on record, the fifth warmest month overall, and July was the warmest month ever.