Coldest July ever
Coldest July everCourtesy National Climatic Data Center

Six states set records for coldest July ever recorded

Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania set all time records for cold in July while Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri and Kentucky had their 2nd-coldest July ever recorded.
What is really weird is that in spite of this record cold

The global average went from normal in June to the second-hottest July on record. USA Today

Where was it hotter than normal?

For the global average temperatures to reach near record highs in spite of the central USA's record cold, it must have been really hot somewhere. If you look at this map you will see that the hotter than normal areas are near the South Pole.
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