Record Heat in July

Washington, D.C. – Oklahoma, Texas set heat records in July

WASHINGTON (AP) Sweltering may have reached a new record last month, as Oklahoma racked up the country's highest monthly average temperature ever.

That's the highest average temperature, for any month, for any state, according to associate Oklahoma state climatologist Gary McManus.

According to automated weather recording instruments, the state's average for July was 89.1 degrees. That tops an average of 88.1 set in July 1954.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday reported that last month was the fourth hottest July on record and that Texas and Oklahoma had their warmest months on record.