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July 2022: Historic flash flood events juxtapose heat and expanding drought

NOAA released the latest monthly summary for the United States for July 2022 earlier this week. It shows that this was the third warmest July in 128 years of record. In the Southeast, areas of central Florida experienced their hottest July on record. Rainfall varied quite a bit across the country and overall ranked in the middle third of all years. There were some areas of significant flooding and other areas of prolonged extreme drought. You can read more at https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-202207.