August 1, 2014 in City

July was second warmest month in Spokane history

By The Spokesman-Review
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As temperatures move into the upper 90s, Ben Gambill, left, and David Anderson show off with a tandem swing for the crowd gathered on the Spokane River shore near Boulder Beach on Monday.
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The average temperature in Spokane in July was 75.7 degrees.

That was just below the hottest month ever in Spokane, July 1906, which had an average temperature of 75.9 degrees, said National Weather Service meteorologist Jeffrey Cote.

Cote said the statistic is calculated based on the average high and low temperatures.

There were 18 days last month during which the temperature hit 90 degrees or more. Spokane averages 18 days a year with 90-degree temperatures.

The previous second-hottest month on record was July 2007, which averaged 75.6 degrees.

Not much relief from the heat is in the near future.

The weather service’s forecast for Spokane calls for 90-degree days through at least next Friday.

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