August 2, 2010 - July's Outcome (Hint: It Was Hot)

By: Mallory Brooke
By: Mallory Brooke

The numbers are in and July was a hot month for us in the Valley. Read all about the record breaking month in today's blog!

While we only broke one high temperature record for the month, July was a scorcher. The average daily high temperature for July 2010 was 89.9 degrees and the average daily low was 68.3 degrees. Therefore the monthly average temperature comes to 79.1 degrees, a record in our books. The old record was 77.9 degrees, which was set back in 1977.

We started August with a high of 72 degrees and overcast skies. It felt more like fall than anything else - a great break for us! The same goes for Monday - temperatures will be below seasonal averages, but don't get used to it. The 90's return Tuesday and last through the week with another cool and dry period coming for the weekend.

On another note, we have a strong tropical wave in the eastern Atlantic that we have to pay VERY close attention to. This wave came off the Africa coast and is quickly gaining strength. I would not be surprised if it was officially a tropical depression by dinner time, and tropical storm status by Tuesday. Conditions are favorable for continued strengthening and development over the next several days. Computer models are looking at a landfall in about 7-10 days, potentially on US soil. Stay tuned to WHSV for the latest on the tropics!

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