St. Louis Heat Breaks July Record

Yes, it was hot enough for us.

The National Weather Service reported on Wednesday that the average temperature for the month of July was 88.1 degrees. That's averaging every temperature for each day together, including morning lows.

The temperatures break a record set in 1901, when the average was 87.4 degrees.

This July also broke the record for number of days—eight—with a maximum temperature over 105 degrees. The previous record? Seven days over 105 way back in 1934. That was 78 years ago.

Not shocking, July was also a record breaker for most days—28 of them—where it got hotter than 90 degrees. Also record-breaking was the low temperatures for this July, there were 11 days where the evening lows didn't get cooler than 80 degrees. Normally, St. Louis nights should cool down to about 71 degrees in July.

July 25th was especially hot. That day tied the all-time "warmest" low temperature and had the second warmest average daily temperature ever. The Weather Service said St. Louis hit 108 that day, which was the highest of the month.

At least the drought wasn't a recorder breaker--this July was only the 8th driest July for St. Louis.


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