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FATMA ALI PER.3 9/18/14 2014 on track to be hottest year on record in California.

This year is on track to be the hottest year in California since record-keeping began roughly 119 years ago, scientists announced Wednesday.

Prolonged drought and increasing temperatures over the last four decades have resulted in the warmer conditions currently plaguing California, said Paul Iniguez, science and operation officer for the National Weather Service in Hanford.

"Everything is kind of working together," he said.

Warmest year on record?
A graph shows the possibility of 2014 becoming the warmest year on record in California. (National Weather Service)
There is an 88% chance that 2014 will beat the warmest year currently on record -- an average 59.7 degrees set in 1934.

Although the most recent heat wave that smothered Southern California certainly looms large in the minds of the public, it's the cumulative effect of consistently warm temperatures statewide that has driven the projection.

"We have baked in the fact that we are going to be above average," Iniguez said.

Scientists also used past and present average temperature data to run 1 million statistical simulations, he said.

Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that the first eight months of 2014 were the warmest on the record in California. The average temperature was 62.6 degrees.

2014 on track to be the hottest year on record in California 5 W’S Paul Iniguez, science and operation officer for the National Weather Service in Hanford, discovered that 2014 will be the hottest year, especially on Wednesday. The hotness is causing droughts and decreasement in farming.
SUMMARY
2014 will be the hottest year in California. Droughts are happening and there is descreasement of farming. The heat wave that just recently happened in Southern California is still in the minds of the people. There is an 88% chance that 2014 will beat the hottest year that happened in 1947. The first eight month of 2014 were the warmest. The average temperature degrees was 62.2%. A graph also shows that 2014 will be the hottest year in California. Scientist use past and present average temperatures to see the difference for the weather.
OPINION
I think that people shouldn’t stay in the sun for a long time on hot days especially in the afternoon and drink more water. Global warming is the main reason for the hot weather. There are a lot of ways to lower global warming. One way is to decrease the amount of cars that are on the road. Another way is to start walking instead of using transportations to go somewhere that is near.
UKNOWN WORDS
Cumulative- increasing or increased in quantity, degree, or force by successive additions.
Smothered- to extinguish or deaden (fire, coals, etc.) by covering so as to exclude air.
Prolonged- to lengthen out in time; extend the duration of; cause to continue longer.
Statistical- of, pertaining to, consisting of.
Simulation- imitation or enactment, as of something anticipated or in testing.
Heat Wave- an air mass of high temperature covering an extended area and moving relatively slowly.

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