Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich lays it all out:
As alien as it gets
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AT 307 PM EDT...THE TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL AIRPORT RECORDED A HIGHThe old record had also been observed on 4 other previous occasions. The previous day's high of 103° also blasted away the old record for June 14 by 4°. So far this month, daily records have also been set on June 1 (103° vs. 101° in 1927), June 3 (101° vs. 100° in 2000), and June 13 (102° vs. 101° in 2010). For the first 2 weeks of June, Tallahassee's temperature has averaged 5.8° above normal.
TEMPERATURE OF 105 DEGREES. THIS TEMPERATURE BREAKS THE PREVIOUS ALL
TIME HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR TALLAHASSEE...WHICH WAS 104 DEGREES
SET MOST RECENTLY ON JUNE 20TH 1933. THE PERIOD OF RECORD FOR
TALLAHASSEE DATES BACK TO 1892.
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