Monday, August 8, 2011

Oklahoma: Hottest Month, Any State, Ever Recorded

The National Climatic Data Center's preliminary July report issued today shows that the Oklahoma July average temperature of 88.9 degrees F (31.6 degrees C) was the highest for any state in history. The Texas July average of 87.1 degrees F (30.6 degrees C) was also the hottest ever for that state. The previous hottest month was July 1954 in Oklahoma at 88.1 degrees F (31.2 degrees C).

Delaware also had its hottest July in history. Top-ten hottest Julys were observed over a wide area from New Mexico and Colorado eastward through the Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes, Southeast, Mid Atlantic, and southern New England.

The only states with below-average temperatures were Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, and Nevada. It was the 11th coldest July in Washington state.

Nationwide, it was the 4th hottest July in history:
The average U.S. temperature in July was 77.0 degrees F (25.0 degrees C), which is 2.7 degrees F (1.5 degrees C) above the long-term (1901-2000) average, resulting [in] the fourth warmest July and the fourth warmest month on record.


sleepership said...

OK hottest month ever recorded?
thats the epicent arid hot desert it was in the Pliocene

is anyone listening?

T-Bird said...

Up in Washington State we are having a frigid summer. This is following a cold Winter and Spring.

Shrimpboats said...

Hi Sleepership,
You don't look that old. I think recorded refers to actually 'recording' something as opposed to guessing at the temperatures in the Pliocene epoch (What was that--4 million years ago? Those were the days!).

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