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America’s new normal: A degree hotter than two decades ago

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America’s new normal temperature is a degree hotter than it was just two decades ago.

Scientists have long talked about climate change — hotter temperatures, changes in rain and snowfall and more extreme weather — being the “new normal.” Data released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration put hard figures on the cliche.

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Sacramento Sees Record-High As With First 90-Degree Day Of Season

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento on Sunday recorded a record-high temperature by already hitting its first 90-degree day of the season.

Sacramento Executive Airport reached 91 degrees Sunday afternoon. The first 90-degree day of the season usually comes during May.

Though they didn’t break any records, Fairfield and Vacaville each recorded 92-degree temperatures.

The past week has seen Northern California swing through a variety of seasons, especially for people living in the high country. While the valley stayed mostly dry, a system did bring temperatures down and also brought some snow to the Sierra.

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