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July 2012 - Hottest month ever recorded in the US

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July 2012 - Hottest month ever recorded in the US

Postby Charles » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:47 am

It's not your imagination. It's real. If you live in the United States and are dealing with the intense heat and the continuing drought you know just what I'm talking about. I think it's likely to get worse in the future.

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July is hottest month on record; drought expands to 63 percent of United States

By Jeff Black, NBC News
August 8 2012

It may come as little surprise with this summer's sweaty nights and blistering days across much of the country, but July marked the hottest month on record for the contiguous United States, according to government scientists. Furthermore, drought now covers nearly 63 percent of the Lower 48 states, where average precipitation is 0.19 inch below average.

A bit of hope, though, was seen for some crops in the Midwest thanks to cooler temperatures and rain.

According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the average temperature across the contiguous United States in July was 77.6 Fahrenheit, a full 3.3 degrees above the 20th century average.

The previous warmest July was in 1936, when the nation's average temperature was 77.4 degrees.

The hot July contributed to a record-warm first seven months of the year and the warmest 12-month period the nation has experienced since accurate record keeping started in 1895.

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