California is experiencing record heat this year.
A report by NOAA's National Climatic Data Center finds that the first six months of the year was the warmest in the state's history at 58 degrees.
That's almost five degrees above average and a degree warmer than the record set back in 1934.
"So we have this long-term warming trend. We also have the drought. And the drought kind of increases summertime temperatures," NOAA Climate Scientist Jake Crouch said.
Crouch says the percentage of California experiencing the worst category of drought grew to 36.5 percent, a jump of more than 11 percent from early June.