This Summer the Hottest in 75 Years

September 8, 2011 Updated Sep 8, 2011 at 4:38 PM EDT

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This Summer the Hottest in 75 Years

September 8, 2011 Updated Sep 8, 2011 at 4:38 PM EDT

Statistics compiled by the National Climatic Data Center show that this summer was the hottest in 75 years, according to a story in USA Today.

According to the report, the average U.S. temperature this summer was 74.5 degrees ,which was the highest average mark since 1936 (74.6 degrees). Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana had their warmest summers ever, the NCDC said.

Read the entire USA Today story HERE.