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May brings several of the hottest days on record to Santa Maria

The first half of May has been one of the hottest on record, with four of the top nine highest temperatures ever recorded for the month.

The National Weather Service reports the following statistics:

  • 105 on May 15—hottest ever for May, and tied for 3rd hottest temperature ever recorded
  • 100 on May 14—tied for 3rd warmest
  • 99 on May 13—5th warmest
  • 98 on May 2—tied for 6th warmest

Other Central Coast cities, including Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Paso Robles have been watching records fall since the start of the month.