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June 28, 1990 | LEE DYE, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
The enormous mixing bowl of gases and dust that we call our atmosphere is playing tricks on the people of the Southwestern United States. And, hanging from the lips of nearly every resident of states from Kansas to California is the same question: "Why is it so damn hot?" The answer is that an enormous high-pressure system has formed over the Southwest, closer to California than normal for this time of year, and it is forcing hot air down, resulting in record temperatures.
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June 28, 1990 | LEE DYE, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
The enormous mixing bowl of gases and dust that we call our atmosphere is playing tricks on the people of the Southwestern United States. And, hanging from the lips of nearly every resident of states from Kansas to California is the same question: "Why is it so damn hot?" The answer is that an enormous high-pressure system has formed over the Southwest, closer to California than normal for this time of year, and it is forcing hot air down, resulting in record temperatures.
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