July turned out to be the hottest month on record in the continental U.S., the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration reported Wednesday. The average temperature was 77.6 degrees, which beat out the previous record of 77.4 degrees set in 1936. This year is shaping up to be the warmest of any year on record, NOAA also said. Every state except Washington has faced hotter-than-average temperatures.
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