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State Capitals: Hot Septembers

By Climate Central

Summer seems to have lasted a little longer in much of the country this year, as several cities have had one of their 5 hottest Septembers on record. Heat has been the main theme in the West all year, but until recently, the East had not shown the same pattern.

Temperatures in Seattle and Portland were near normal, but Los Angeles, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco were all hotter than normal. A sampling of state capitals reveals that 17 of the 50 capitals had one of their 5 hottest Septembers on record. Two of these (Cheyenne and Denver) had their hottest September on record.

Globally, 2015 is the hottest year on record so far – and it’s been running that way nearly all year. Nationally, we’re on pace to be one of the top 10 hottest years.