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June Was Warmest Since 1895 in U.S. Topping Record Set in 1933

  • Eight weather disasters in 2016 cost more than $1 billion each
  • Alaska had its hottest six months on record through June
A neighborhood leveled by the Erskine Fire June 25, 2016 in South Lake, California.
Photographer: Gina Ferazzi/LA Times via Getty Images

June was the warmest since 1895 in the U.S., surpassing the 1933 record and capping a six-month period which saw eight weather-related disasters that each caused $1 billion in damage or more.

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