July Hottest Month in U.S. History, Report Says

August 8, 2012 Updated Aug 8, 2012 at 12:18 PM EDT

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July Hottest Month in U.S. History, Report Says

August 8, 2012 Updated Aug 8, 2012 at 12:18 PM EDT

It was hot in July. Record-setting hot as a matter of fact.

According to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, July was the hottest month on record in U.S. history. The average temperature in the continuous U.S. was 77.6 degrees for the month, besting the previous record of 77.4 degrees set in 1936.

Read the NOAA report summary HERE.