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Yes, it really was hot last summer

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El Paso had 47 days above 100 degrees last year, all between June and August. That’s the fourth-highest number of triple-digit days since 1900. Four of the six years with the most 100-degree days in El Paso have occurred since 2011.

August was uniquely hot last year. Nineteen of the 31 days that month topped 100 degrees, the most ever for August.

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Robert Moore

Robert Moore is the founder and CEO of El Paso Matters. He has been a journalist in the Texas Borderlands since 1986. His work has received a number of top journalism honors including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, Pulitzer Prize finalist and the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award. Moore’s work has appeared in the Washington Post, Texas Monthly, ProPublica, National Public Radio, The Guardian and other publications. He has been featured as an expert on border issues by CNN, MSNBC, BBC, CBC and PBS.

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