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Independence Day Climate Extremes

By Climate Central

Happy Birthday, America! Fireworks, cookouts and water recreation are all associated with 4th of July celebrations — and so is heat. Much of the country reaches its statistically hottest time of the year within a week or two of July 4, and that heat is getting more intense as greenhouse gas concentrations build up in the atmosphere. In fact, the five hottest Julys on record in the U.S. have all come since 2002. We look at the climate extremes for Independence Day in your city: the hottest, coolest, and wettest.

Hottest, wettest and coolest Independence Days in these U.S. cities

Methodology: Local Independence Day climate extremes retrieved from the Applied Climate Information System.