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July Hottest Month on Record in Oklahoma (Aug 01, 2011)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Climatological Survey says July has set a record as the hottest month ever recorded in Oklahoma.

Associate State Climatologist Gary McManus said Monday that Oklahoma Mesonet data shows the average temperature was 89.1 degrees in July to break the record of 88.1 degrees set in July 1954.

The normal temperature is 81.6 degrees. Records date to 1895.

The National Weather Service says no relief is expected in the immediate future. Weather service meteorologist Scott Curl in Norman says this week could be the hottest of the year with temperatures approaching 110 degrees.

Curl says it may be September before the state sees any relief.

The Climatological Survey said Grandfield in southwestern Oklahoma was the warmest spot in the state with an average July temperature of 93 degrees.

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