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The cactus may need water soon as temps in the Ozarks continue to soar.
The National Weather Service says Thursday's 101 degree temperature in Springfield will go down as the hottest day for June in history.
The last time it was this hot on June 28th was in 1954.
Forecaster Gene Hatch also tells KTTS News the mercury hit 102 today in Joplin, 104 in Branson and down in Mountain Home-Arkansas was a scorching 109 degrees.
Hatch also says that last August there were boarderline signs a drought was starting, and then we had a dry, warm winter.
By the time April arrived and during that period till summer began, spring rainfall totals in most of Missouri were three to six inches below normal.
The hot, dry conditions have forced officials to place burn bans in effect in many areas around southern Missouri, as well as for counties in Arkansas and Kansas.
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