NORTH CAROLINA -- The month of July typically brings the hottest weather of the year. Last month was even hotter than normal.
A recent analysis by the State Climate Office of North Carolina found it was the sixth hottest July on record for the state. That is based on statewide average temperature data that dates back to 1895.
The hottest temperature in North Carolina was 101. That was set in Lillington in the Sandhills on July 20. Jackson located in northeastern North Carolina also hit 101 on July 28.
Raleigh and Hatteras both saw the most days with a high of 90 or higher in July. That happened 28 days in Raleigh and 24 at Hatteras.
Hatteras also had its hottest July on record.
The recent hot weather has not made for just hot afternoons, but also for unusually warm overnight temperatures.
The North Carolina Climate Science Report released earlier this year found that overnight low temperatures are warming at a faster rate than afternoon highs during the summer months.