A cool and wet July

By: Andrew Switzer
By: Andrew Switzer

July of 2009 will go into the record books as one of the coolest and wettest months of July ever.  Let me give you some stats to let you know just how cool and wet it has been.

This July we have seen only 4 days where the high temperature was 90 degrees or above (5 if we make it there this afternoon).  The hottest temperature this month had been 95 degrees.  The rest of the week will have temperatures well below average with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s.  The data will have to be compiled but this may be the coolest July ever.  When I get that information, I will certainly write a blog about how this July ranks in the all time record books.

Last July we had 17 days with highs of 90 degrees or above.  16 days in 2007 had 90+ and 20 days in 2006.  Normally we see about 15-20 days with high temperatures in the 90s or above.

It has also been a wet Month.  We have officially received 4.64 inches of rain so far which is 1.40 inches above average.  With more rain in the forecast this week we will likely end the month with over 5 inches of rain.  That is the official measurement taken at Topeka's Billard Airport.  Many locations around the area have seen much more rain than that.

Those are the stats.  What do you think?  Do you prefer the cool and wet weather we have seen this year or the Hot and Dry weather that normally comes in July?

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