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Nick Diller weather summary: July 2018 warm and humid

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By Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 Life In the Berkshires

Great Barrington — Very warm and humid but mostly dry was our weather for July of this year.

Temperatures showed an average high of 85, which was fifth highest since we started  keeping records in 1965, while the low was 61, and that was the sixth highest low reading. The mean temperature was 73, which was the fifth warmest. Twenty-six of the 31 days hit 80 or higher, including six above 90.

But it was the humidity that really told the story. Twenty-nine of the 31 days produced dew points above 60 degrees with 16 of those above 70. One day, an almost unheard of 80-degree dew point prompted one weatherman at the Albany, New York, office to say such a high reading would occur once a decade or two.

The now 53-year average temperatures are 83/59 for a mean of 71 and average rainfall for July is 4.6 inches. For this July, we had over 6 inches of rain. At the beginning of this article, I said this July was dry and, overall, it was — 21 of the 31 days did not record a drop of rain in Great Barrington. It may have rained in other places, but not here. The rains we received came in bunches over the last half of the month.

And weather people tell us August will start out the way July ended: warm and humid. My gardens love it!

    DATE  HI TEMP LO TEMP       SKY RAIN SNOW                              COMMENTS
1-Jul-18 95 66 FAIR 0 0 VERY HOT. DP80, NO WIND. NOT A CLOUD
2-Jul-18 95 70 FAIR 0 0 VERY HOT , DP78. SW BREEZE 5 TO 15MPH. A FEW CLOUDS
3-Jul-18 93 70 FAIR 0 0 VERY HOT , DP78. SW BREEZE 5 TO 15MPH. A FEW CLOUDS
4-Jul-18 94 66 FAIR 0 0 VERY HOT, DP74
5-Jul-18 89 70 FAIR 0 0 DP77
6-Jul-18 80 61 CHANGING 0.31 0 BECOMING MCLDY SUNRISE. DP74. RAIN 8A-9:30A THEN CLEARING LESS HUMID(DP49)
7-Jul-18 78 48 FAIR 0 0 FAIR, PLEASANT.  DP52
8-Jul-18 84 50 FAIR 0 0 DP63
9-Jul-18 89 54 FAIR 0 0 DP66
10-Jul-18 90 56 FAIR 0 0 DP69  PCLDY LATE AFTERNOON
11-Jul-18 81 57 CHANGING 0 0 MCLDY EARLY AM.  THEN FAIR. DP67
12-Jul-18 82 50 FAIR 0 0 DP59
13-Jul-18 87 54 FAIR 0 0 DP65
14-Jul-18 87 62 CHANGING 0.15 0 CLOUDING UP EARLY AM. THUNDERSH 8P TIL 9P
15-Jul-18 89 69 CHANGING 0.12 0 THUNDERSH 12A TIL 1A. BECOMING PCLDY SUNRISE. FAIR HUMID DP75
16-Jul-18 92 68 FAIR 0 0 DP75
17-Jul-18 83 68 CHANGING 1.83 0 CLOUDING UP EARLY AM. THUNDERSH 1P TO 3P. LIGHT RAIN TIL 6P. FAIR LATE PM.
18-Jul-18 78 59 FAIR 0 0 DP 75 DOWN TO 49
19-Jul-18 81 50 FAIR 0 0 DP56
20-Jul-18 85 51 FAIR 0 0 DP66
21-Jul-18 78 55 CHANGING 0 0 FAIR TO PCLDY. BECOMING MCLDY LATE PM. WINDY, N-NE 10 TO 20MPM
22-Jul-18 84 62 CHANGING 0.11 0 WINDY. LIGHT RAIN 3A TIL 6A THEN PCLDY.LIGHT RAIN EARLY EVE. FAIR LATE EVE
23-Jul-18 82 72 CHANGING 0.58 0 LIGHT RAIN EARLY AM THEN VCLDY HUMIF DP77, SHOWERS BREEZY TIL EARLY EVE. THEN FAIR
24-Jul-18 87 73 FAIR 0 0 BREEZY HUMID DP73, SW 10 TO 20MPH
25-Jul-18 79 69 CHANGING 1.41 0 BECOMING MCLDY SUNRISE. PERIODS OF RAIN, HEAVY LATE EVENING
26-Jul-18 84 67 CHANGING 0.51 0 HEAVY RAIN TIL 12:30A. THEN VCLDY WITH PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN
27-Jul-18 89 65 CHANGING 0.54 0 FAIR TIL 4P. DP75. MCLDY PERIODS OF RAIN. THUNDERSH 6P
28-Jul-18 84 65 CHANGING 0.68 0 VCLDY DAY. DP75. STRONG THUNDERSH EVENING. THEN FAIR
29-Jul-18 79 53 FAIR 0 0
30-Jul-18 81 56 CHANGING 0 0 PCLDY AM. MCLDY AFT  & EARLY EVE. CLEAR LATE EVE AND OVERNIGHT
31-Jul-18 84 59 FAIR 0 0 FAIR TO PCLDY.
85 61 Mean 75 6.24 AVERAGE:  Temp:83/59  Mean: 71   Rain: 4.6

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