You may have read: July was the hottest month in the history of the Earth (or at least since tracking began in the late 19th century). You might have sweated a few pounds last month. But it turns out, the heat wasn’t so bad in the Triangle. Meteorologists attributed the modest monthly temperatures—0.2 degrees warmer than average in Wake County; 0.6 degrees above average in Orange and Durham counties—to Tropical Storm Elsa and other weather fronts that brought much-needed rainfall. Here’s a local and global rundown from our (nonexistent) weather desk
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