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Weather Talk: July Fourth not usually a particularly hot day

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Weather Talk: July Fourth not usually a particularly hot day
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Independence Day has historically not been a particularly hot day in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

The past three years are the only time on record it has been in the 90s for July Fourth on three consecutive years. It was 92 last year, 94 in 2012 and 93 in 2011. 

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With records back to 1881, there has never been a Fourth of July hotter than the 97 degrees recorded in 1989. It was 103 on July 5, 1989. And it had been 106 on July 6, 1988.

Another near miss came in 1936 when it was 90 on July Fourth but hit 114 on July 6. That remains the hottest temperature on record in Fargo-Moorhead.

The last really cool Independence Day was in 2004 when the high was 65. That day in 2004 almost broke the record for coldest Independence Day, just missing the high of 64 set in 1915. 

The warmest July Fourth minimum temperature was the low of 74 set in 2012.

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