Climate Change

Feds: July Hottest On Record For Continental U.S.

Hotter than summer of '36, the NOAA says


July was the hottest month in the continental United States on record, beating the hottest month in the devastating Dust Bowl summer of 1936, the U.S. government reported on Wednesday.

It was also the warmest January-to-July period since modern record-keeping began in 1895, and the warmest 12-month period, eclipsing the last record set just a month ago, theNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said.