If you thought it was hot in Fresno last month, you are right: It was one of the hottest Julys on record, says the National Weather Service.
Both the daytime highs and overnight lows were above normal, said NWS meteorologist Modesto Vasquez.
Fresno’s average high temperature for the month was 101.9 degrees, he said. That’s 3.5 degrees hotter than the normal average high of 98.4, based on records that go back into the 1880s.
Overnight, low temperatures averaged 71.1 degrees, above the nightly norm of 67.6 degrees.
Put the highs and lows together and you come up with a mean temperature of 86.5 degrees for the month, Modesto said.
July 2017 ranks seventh-hottest for Julys on record, he said. The warmest July ever recorded in Fresno happened in 2006 when the month’s mean temperature was 87.8 degrees.
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