Was July abnormally hot… or was it just us?

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Summertime means hot weather… but did July feel hotter than normal?

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The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City issued 15 heat advisories for the month with 8 of those happening on back-to-back days. We even had one excessive heat warning… the first one in 4 years!

Heat index values soared into the 100’s on many occasions this past month. Here’s how the air temperature ranked by the numbers.


Many inland counties had 90° + days this month.

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The monthly temperature takes the average high and average low for the month and averages the two numbers. Overall, many locations were above normal for the month of July.

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Technically, for most, the month was hotter than normal, but this does not take into account the heat index. Here’s too a hopefully cooler August!

~ Meteorologist Candice Boling

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