- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina’s capital city has just emerged from its hottest July ever.

The National Weather Service in Columbia says the average high for the month of July was 99.2 degrees. Shattering the record of 86.2 degrees in 1993. The average low of 75.2 degrees topped the normal of 71.6.

Meteorologist Dan Miller said Monday that the average temperature in Columbia for July was 87.2 degrees, beating the normal by 5 degrees, and beating the 86.2 degrees, also set in 1993.

Also, Miller said Columbia had 17 days in which the temperature topped 100 degrees.

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