The National Climatic Data Center says last month was the coldest July on record in Arkansas.
Research shows that the statewide average temperature in July was 75.7 degrees. That breaks Arkansas' previous record of 76.3 degrees, set in July 1967. It's also 4.6 degrees below the 20th century average for July.
The center says Arkansas' average daily high temperature in July was 85.9 degrees, which is the coldest in more than 100 years. The average low temperature in Arkansas 65.5 degrees, the coldest since 1947.