View Full Version : Record Warmth in Western U.S. in July, Drought Severity Worsened, Global Temperature 7th Warmest for July

NOAA Reporter
08-16-2007, 10:05 AM
July 2007 brought record and near-record warmth to the western United States, while much of the eastern and southern U.S. experienced cooler-than-average temperatures, according to scientists at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. Below-average rainfall, combined with scorching temperatures, helped put 46 percent of the contiguous U.S. in some stage of drought by the end of July. The global average temperature was the seventh warmest on record for July, and the presence of cooler-than-average waters in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific reflected the possible development of a La Niņa episode.

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