Aug 8, 2022 - News

Limon sets new temperature record in July amid heat wave

Cities with record-high July average temperatures
Data: Southeast Regional Climate Center; Map: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

The Eastern Plains town of Limon is one of 43 localities across the U.S. that set or tied their hottest July on record.

By the numbers: Limon's average temperature this July was 79.6° — well above its normal average of 75° — according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via the Southeast Regional Climate Center.

Of note: Denver hit its second-hottest July on record with an average at 78° — just below the average of 78.9° from 2012.

The big picture: The bulk of the nation's unprecedented temperatures were in Texas, Axios found.

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