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'Cool spell' helps St. Louis avoid hottest August ever



St. Louis, MO – A 'cool spell' at the end of the month means St. Louis will fall short of a record hot August.

Most of the month has been brutally hot, with 26 days of highs above 90 degrees and six days with highs in the 100s.

The average August temperature in St. Louis is just over 78 degrees. The hottest August on record was 84.9 degrees in 1947.

As of midnight Wednesday, the average this month was 85 degrees. But the National Weather Service says relatively cool weather that began Thursday and that is expected to last through into the weekend will lower the average, probably below the record.


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