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Published July 31, 2012, 06:16 PM

Hot July second warmest on record

FARGO, N.D. (WDAY TV) - There's no doubt this has been a hot July but it will not go down as the warmest on record.

FARGO, N.D. (WDAY TV) - There's no doubt this has been a hot July but it will not go down as the warmest on record.

With an average temperature of nearly 77 degrees, it will be the second warmest. Still a good three degrees behind the scorching July of 1936.

Previously, the second warmest July on record was 1989, with an average temperature of just under 76 degrees.

Rob Kupec, Stormtracker Meteorologist: “The unique thing about this summer is unlike 1988 or ‘89 which were really hot, the air was dry so the night cooled off. This summer we've just been consistently warm during the day and consistently warm during the night and you get a high average temperature.”

During July 1936, there were 9 days with a high over 100.

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