Central New York set a new record for high temperatures Friday. The mercury reached 95 degrees. The previous record for September 7th was 91 degrees. Friday's temperature also tied the highest for this year, set back in August.
We have now hit 90 degrees or more 14 days this year. Last year it only happened six times. The average for Central New York is eight.
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CALIFORNIA - State officials confirmed on Friday that in the last three days at least five more people died in the southern part of the state due to the intense heat, bringing the death toll from the week-long heat wave to 25.