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Carson City Leads A Warming West

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(ASSOCIATED PRESS)–An Associated Press analysis of federal temperature records shows Carson City, Nevada  has warmed the most than any other city in the nation in the last 30 years.

The average temperature in Carson City has risen 4.1 degrees since 1984. Boise, Idaho, came in second, posting a rise of 4 degrees. Las Vegas, known for its sweltering summers, was sixth, with an increase of 3.4 degrees.

But it’s the boost in summertime heat that really makes Carson City stand out.

The average temperature for June, July and August has soared 6.8 degrees over the last three decades, 2.2 degrees higher than second-place Boise and 2.4 degrees above third-place Las Vegas.

The summertime average is up from about 68 degrees to nearly 75.
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