2014 Was warmest year ever for Phoenix

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX (AP) -- The National Weather Service says 2014 was the warmest year on record for Phoenix.

Meteorologists released the Weather Service's look back Saturday at the climate in Phoenix in the past year.

Officials say Phoenix saw temperatures between January and March of last year that ranked as the top 10 warmest.

They say that three-month period was collectively the warmest ever documented.

According to the review, only August and September temperatures did not rise to above normal levels.

The Weather Service says the average temperature for Phoenix last year was roughly 77 degrees, the warmest ever.

Yet, the year was also fraught with monsoon storms and an all-time daily rainfall record for Phoenix in September. The monsoon season was the seventh wettest for Phoenix.

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