Every time you looked, it was breaking a record. With an average temperature of 69.5 degrees, it's officially the warmest July in Seattle history (at least as measured at SeaTac--it ties a 1941 record from the Federal Building, where temps would presumably be warmer because of the urban heat island.) It's still only the second-hottest month ever--the hottest was in August of 1967, which averaged 71.1. There's all sorts of other fun facts on the National Weather Service page--for example, July was only the 7th month in history with an average high over 80 degrees--provided you don't mind your text in all caps. Seriously, what's the deal with that, National Weather Service?