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Record-breaking warm start to 2014 in Tucson

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

So far in Tucson, 2014 had a record-breaking warm start. 

The Tucson National Weather Service (NWS) crunched the numbers from January 1 through March 18.  The average temperature for those dates is 60°. 

That number was figured by adding together the highs and lows from each day to get the daily average. Then all the days were added together and divided by the total number of days. 

According to the NWS, that is the earliest Tucson has reached that number, breaking the old record by two weeks. 

Plus that is seven weeks earlier than the average.  

Since record keeping began in Tucson back in 1895, the trend for a warm start has been moving in the direction of earlier rather than later in the year.  

In the graph below provided by the NWS, the black line shows that trend. 

Plus notice in the last three decades the trend has been more dramatic towards a warmer start to the year.  

This coincides the warming temperatures seen across the globe in the last 30 years. 

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