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Updated: 11/06/2017 08:30:02AM

Charlotte on track for hottest year

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While there has been a recent cooldown, there have been plenty of beach days this year.

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While there has been a recent cooldown, there have been plenty of beach days this year.

SUN PHOTO BY JOSEPH JOHN ORCHULLI II
While there has been a recent cooldown, there have been plenty of beach days this year.

SUN PHOTO BY JOSEPH JOHN ORCHULLI II
While there has been a recent cooldown, there have been plenty of beach days this year.

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While there has been a recent cooldown, there have been plenty of beach days this year.

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While there has been a recent cooldown, there have been plenty of beach days this year.

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Englewood Beach.

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It may not have felt that way recently with the welcome run of temperatures in the 50s, but Charlotte County continues on track for its hottest recorded year at Punta Gorda Airport, according to the Southeast Regional Climate Center at the University of North Carolina.

In fact, based on the latest available data analyzed through Oct. 29 by the center, the county was experiencing its hottest periods of two years, 12 months, six months and three months. The average highs for 2017 so far are 3.2 degrees above normal.

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