July Was Warmer, Drier Than Normal
By National Weather Service
PADUCAH, KY - If the month of July felt warmer and drier to you, that's what the data collected by the National Weather Service said too.  

July daily high temperatures averaged 90.7 degrees in Paducah, which was 1.4 degrees above normal for the month. Even the daily lows of 70.5 degrees were two degrees above average.

July's warmest day at Barkley Field was the 21st, with a high of 97, and a heat index of 115. But, no record high daily temperature was set on any date last month.

The coldest morning of 59 degrees on the 31st was also not a record breaker.

July precipitation was only 2.56 inches, nearly a two-inch shortfall from the average. The biggest deficit of rain for the month was in counties along either side of the Ohio River in Kentucky and Illinois, and throughout southeastern Missouri. In fact, last month was the 6th driest July ever in Cape Girardeau.

On the Net:

NWS statistical roundup for July

Published 08:56 AM, Monday Aug. 07, 2017
Updated 12:22 PM, Tuesday Aug. 08, 2017

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