Oklahoma and Texas have argued for years about which has the best college football team, whose oil fields produce better crude and even where the state border should be. But in a dispute that no one wants to win, Oklahoma just reclaimed a crown. After recalculating data, climatologists have declared that Oklahoma last year suffered through the hottest summer ever recorded in the United States — not Texas as initially announced last fall. In the new tally by the National Climatic Data Center, Oklahoma’s average temperature last summer was 86.9 degrees, while Texas finished at 86.7 degrees. The previous record for the hottest summer was 85.2 degrees set in 1934 — in Oklahoma. The swap became apparent after extra data trickled in from weather stations and as field reports were filed across both states.
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