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TUCSON, Ariz. -- It was nearly a record-breaking year for warm weather in Tucson.

The National Weather Service reported that Tucson finished 2012 by tying the mark for its warmest year on record.

The average temperature last year in the city was 71.4 degrees.

That's the same average temperature for the year recorded in 1989, which was the warmest year on record in Tucson.

The record of 71.4 degrees is two degrees above the average annual temperature for the period from 1981 to 2010.

Associated Press,

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