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Published July 22, 2011, 06:57 PM

July heat above average

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - We all know July has been hot. But this one is setting up for a top spot in the record books, in part thanks to the stifling heat and humidity early this week. Remember those heat indexes of over 100 degrees?

We all know July has been hot. But this one is setting up for a top spot in the record books, in part thanks to the stifling heat and humidity early this week. Remember those heat indexes of over 100 degrees?

If you think it's been hot this July, you would be right. Fargo is four degrees above average for July, with four days in the 90s - Three of those days earlier this week. Despite the high temperatures and the humidity earlier this week, what is even more impressive were the low temperatures. Temperatures didn't fall below 70 degrees for five straight days, the third longest stretch since 1881. The only other years that Fargo has seen a streak like this was in 1936, with nine days, and 1989 and 1995 being tied with 6 days in a row. If this warm trend continues, Fargo is on pace for one of the top ten hottest July's on record.

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