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Record Heat

Climate Change - Record Heat

A scorching sun silhouettes a young man as he launches from a diving board at a public swimming pool in Wichita, Kansas on July 18, 2006. The temperature in Wichita on Tuesday soared to 108 degrees during a record-setting heatwave that blistered the much of the United States. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the average temperature for the continental U.S. from January through June 2006 was the warmest first half of any year since records began in 1895. #JRPAT047