It’s 7 a.m., 54°, and headed to 70°. Details for the next 10 days are here.

It’s been warm here in San Francisco, which is pretty typical for May. But apparently we aren’t the only ones who’ve had a bit more heat lately — the United States just had the warmest 12-month period on record, the Washington Post reports. Temperatures were an average of 2.8 degrees higher than any other year in the 20th century.

North Carolina joined California and 29 other U.S. states in banning gay marriage when it voted yesterday to amend its constitution. Mother Jones has a story on what that means.

California legislators unveiled a plan today to try to keep open many of the state parks that are slated to close this summer due to budget cuts. The proposal is to move money from road maintenance and septic system repairs. Read the details on the Sac Bee’s website.

Enjoy your warm Wednesday!