- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Lowcountry residents probably don’t need to be told after looking at their electric bills, but July was the warmest month on record in Charleston.

The National Weather Service announced on Monday that the average temperature last month was 86.2 degrees. The old record was 86.1 degrees, set in July 30 years ago.

During the month, the temperature climbed above 95 degrees 22 times at the National Weather Service Office at the Charleston International Airport.

Two days during the month, the temperature topped 100 degrees. The normal high in July in Charleston is about 91 degrees.

National Weather Service records for Charleston date back to 1938.

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