Posted by | August 8, 2012 15:56 | Filed under: Top Stories

July wasn’t just the hottest month in the Northeast as previously reported, it was the hottest year ever in the entire country.

The average July temperature was 77.6°F, which is 3.3°F above the 20th century average for the month, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

“The warm July temperatures contributed to a record-warm first seven months of the year and the warmest 12-month period the nation has experienced since recordkeeping began in 1895,” the agency said in its monthly temperature report Wednesday.

By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.