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Hottest June on record for Arizona

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After mild May temperatures, Arizona made up for it in June. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), June 2016 was the hottest on record for the state. The data date back more than a century with the average based on the 20th century numbers. 

It wasn't only Arizona feeling the heat. It was also the hottest month on record for Utah, plus all of the other 48 states experienced above average temperatures. 

The image below from NOAA shows the rankings of this June versus the 122 Junes since widespread data collection began in the United States. The higher the number, the hotter the summer was for that state. The 122 over Arizona and Utah indicate it was the hottest June over the last 122 years. 

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