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July Global Temperatures are 4th highest on record | 8.16.2012

The latest release from NOAA indicates that globally, July 2012 has been the 4th hottest July on record.

How does that translate to our 6 SCIPP states?

Arkansas recorded the 6th warmest July on record, and the warmest January to July on record with an average temperature 4.1 F above normal.

Louisiana reported the warmest January to July on record, with an average temperature 3.2 F above normal.

Mississippi also had the warmest January to July on record, with an average temperature 3.2 F above normal.

Oklahoma recorded the 9th warmest July on record, and the warmest January to July on record, with an average temperature 4.9 F above normal.

Tennessee had the 7th warmest July on record, and the warmest January to July on record, with an average temperature 3.8 F above normal.

Texas reported the warmest January to July on record, with an average temperature 3.1 F above normal.

For more information regarding the NOAA global July temperatures, please visit:

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/

For more information regarding the statewide July temperature rankings, please visit:

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/2012/7/supplemental/page-2/