Forecasters predict unusual summer temperatures

(CNN) – The forecast from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration calls for above-average temperatures for June through August.

That should be the case for about three-quarters of the United States.

The weather could be especially troublesome for the West due to the prospect for wildfires.

It's not just heat for everyone, though.

In the northwestern U.S. and in Alaska, forecasters expect cooler-than-normal temperatures.

The hottest 12-month period on record came from last May through April of this year.

Those records go back to 1895.

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