Last month was 3rd hottest June ever in Tucson

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Associated Press

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 2:30 AM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — National Weather Service meteorologists say last month was the third-hottest June ever in Tucson, with an average temperature of 88.9 degrees.

That was slightly cooler than June 2013, which was the hottest June ever in Tucson with an average temperature of 89.5 degrees.

Last month had 29 days of 100 degrees or hotter, the second most for a June in Tucson.

The string of 100-degree days was broken for one day when the high reached 99 on June 18.

There also was zero rainfall in the city last month.

The first half of 2014 was the warmest on record in Tucson, with an average temperature of 69.7 degrees. That's 3.6 degrees above normal.

The previous warmest first-half of a year was in 1986 with an average temperature of 68.7 degrees.

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