By Matthew Cappucci.
Seven states — Virginia (tie), Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania (tie), New Jersey, Connecticut (tie) and New Hampshire — all clinched the top spot for their sweltering July heat. Records date back to 1895.
The heat was ubiquitous along the East Coast, with states east of the Appalachians recording a top five warmest July except Georgia and South Carolina.
Even in places that are normally hot — such as Florida — records went like hotcakes. Miami recorded not only its warmest July on record, but its all-time hottest month.
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