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July's weather by the numbers

Now that July’s in the books, let’s take a look at the numeric record left behind.

There were 3 days where temperatures reached triple digits, topped by the 107 of July 14. But as a rule, July was remarkably cool - the average temperature of 78.2 was nearly 3 degrees below normal.

In fact, the average high in July was 89.3. That’s nearly 4 degrees cooler than normal. The highs in the low 80s late in the month were more than a dozen degrees below normal.

Measurable rain fell on 15 of July’s 31 days, but it didn’t add up to as much as you might expect. The total for the month, 3.55 inches, was only .24 of an inch above normal.