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18:30 Fri Aug 02, 2019

How does July Add Up?

Now that July is over, let’s look at how this July stacked up in our records.

First, looking at temperatures, the average temperature for this July was 52.4°F, which is 3.4 degrees above our average of 49°F. For up here, that is quite a bit above average since our summer months usually do not see much variation in temperature from year to year. Below is a table of the top 10 warmest July’s we have seen up here.

Rank

Year

Average Temperature

1

1955

53.5

2

2013

53.1

3

2018

53.1

4

2006

52.8

5

1952

52.6

6

1959

52.5

7

2019

52.4

8

1994

52.2

9

2005

52.2

10

1949

51.8

2019 ended up being our 7th warmest July on record. What is unusual about this month being a top 10 warmest month is the fact that we set no daily record highs. Where this year got its warm average was very warm overnight lows. The lowest temperature that we saw this month was 41 degrees, which is the warmest lowest monthly temperature we have ever seen in our history. The previous highest was 40 degrees in July of 1955.

Next up is precipitation. July had quite a few days with measurable precipitation but no days with an insane amount. We were a little above average in days with measurable precipitation but our highest amount we saw in 24 hours was only about 1.69 inches. Most months we will see at least 2 inches in a 24 hour period either due to a tropical system passing nearby or training thunderstorms over the White Mountains. Our total precipitation was 7.72, which is 1.05 inches below normal. July ended up being the 32nd wettest July on record.

As far as wind speed goes, we averaged 25.6 mph this month, which is -0.1 mph lower than the average of 25.7 mph. This made for the 38th windiest July on record. The Highest wind gust was 82 mph on the 14th which is a pretty typical summer time peak monthly wind.



Adam Gill, Weather Observer/IT Specialist
  
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