Saturday, July 23, 2011

July Weather Extremes

The recent heat wave and dry streak are both being washed away with thunderstorms and heavy rains. The past two days have brought almost 2" of rain to the toledo area (officially 1.83"). This has nearly erased the monthly rainfall deficit for July and helped ease persistent dry weather from June.

The recent rain has not dampened the fact that July may end as one of the warmest on record (currently tied for the 2nd warmest all time). The monthly average temperature up to this point is 78.6°. This is +5.6° Above Normal! In addition, we are on a streak of 8 consecutive days of high temperatures 90° or warmer. The all time record for consecutive 90° days is 11 set in August of 1959.