The National Weather Service reported on Wednesday that the average temperature for the month of July was 88.1 degrees for St. Louis—the hottest since 1901.
This July breaks a record set in 1901 with temperatures that averaged together reach 87.4 degrees.
This July also broke the record for number of days—eight—with a maximum temperature over 105 degrees. The previous record? Seven days over 105 way back in 1934. That was 78 years ago.
Not shocking, July was also a record breaker for most days—28 of them—where it got hotter than 90 degrees. Also record breaking was the low temperatures for this July, which saw 11 days where the evening lows didn't get under 80 degrees. Normally, St. Louis nights should cool down to about 71 degrees in July.
July 25th was especially hot. That day tied the all-time "warmest" low temperature, and second warmest average daily temperature ever. The Weather Service said St. Louis hit 108 that day, which was the highest of the month.
At least the drought wasn't a recorder breaker—this July was the eighth driest July for St. Louis.