NOAA: July 2012 Hottest Month in Recorded U.S. History Print E-mail
Thursday August 9, 2012


July 2012 temperatures in the United States.
Credit: NOAA

Featured by NOAA, a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program

According to the latest statistics from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, the average temperature for the contiguous United States during July was 77.6°F, which is 3.3°F above the 20th-century average. This marks the warmest July and–given that July is the typically the warmest month of the year—the warmest month on record for the nation. Read more