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Andrea Thompson is a senior science writer at Climate Central. Follow her on Twitter.

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Summers in Miami are always hot and humid, but this summer has been one for the record books. July was the hottest month ever recorded for the city, with temperature archives going back to 1896, and capped off what has been the hottest year to date.

The final average temperature for July 2017 in Miami, released Tuesday, was 0.2 degrees F above the previous record hot month of June 2010. Every day except July 31 saw a high temperature at or above 90 degrees F (32 degrees C), and nighttime low temperatures have also been exceptionally warm. Miami, like other cities in the U.S., has seen more such days over the past few decades, thanks in part to the rise in global temperatures fueled by ever-increasing levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

July 2017 will be hottest month in #Miami history, and is a huge outlier. Chart shows hottest month each year (as of 29Jul). #climate #flwx

— Brian McNoldy (@BMcNoldy) July 30, 2017

The trends show that global warming has a significant impact even in already warm places like South Florida.

July in Miami was not only the warmest Jul... Read more

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