The beginning of the month started with snow storms and rain. Now, we are seeing temperatures in the high 70's and 80's. It feels more like what summer should be.

As we are blasting our air conditioners in our homes, apartments, and vehicles, we should keep in mind that this summer has been no comparison to the hottest day on record.

Back on July 20th, 1893, Montana had a record high of 117 degrees. DANG THAT'S HOT! This record holding temperature took place in Glendive, MT. Just on the border of North Dakota.

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The record temperature was recorded again on July 5th, 1937. This time the temperature was recorded in Medicine Lake, MT.


It's not a surprise that July is the hottest month throughout Montana, with temperatures ranging from 64-88 degrees as an average. Although, we have been seeing temperatures sticking in the 70's and 80's in June, we could still possibly beat the record high with no guarantees to what this July's temperatures will be.

If you are planning a trip to Montana, summer months are always great as travel isn't effected as much by weather, although keep in mind it is also our construction season. So having delays should be something you are prepared for.

If you hate hot weather, you may want to avoid Montana's hottest month, July. The fall in Montana is just as beautiful full of changing colors throughout the mountain ranges. Either way, Montana is stunning for all seasons.

LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

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Typical Summertime Temperatures In Colorado

Summertime temperatures in Colorado vary widely, depending largely on elevation. Using July, Colorado's hottest month, as the benchmark, here's a look at average summer temperatures in Colorado.

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