Heat Records

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New Hampshire officials are warning anyone looking to beat the heat in local rivers may get swept away by deceptively strong currents.

Hooksett Fire Chief James Burkush says the recent rescue of five stranded kayakers on the Merrimack River in Hooksett shows the danger of the rivers. WMUR-TV reports  water levels are much higher than expected due to recent wet weather.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association released temperature data for the past six months on Monday. Reports that NOAA’s data shows this to be hottest first half of the year yet in the Granite state.

New Hampshire wasn’t the only state to break records: all told twenty-eight states had their hottest first six months on record, and for another 15 states the temperatures ranked in the all-time top-ten.