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Nick Diller’s weather summary: July 2016, dry summer continues

By Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 News

Great Barrington — From a beautiful weather standpoint this summer, so far, has been wonderful. That is, if you like sticky humid conditions.

On the other hand, our gardens, lawns and flowerpots have not liked it. A very dry summer and in some locations in the northeast drought conditions are the rule. Since August of 2015 the the only month with greater than average rainfall December of 2015 exceeded average. The rest were 50 percent to 25 percent below average.

The July average is 4.6 inches. But only about half of that amount fell in July of this year. Mostly, it was a case of heavy rains with strong storms missing Great Barrington by moving either to the north or to the south. So in the now 51 years of record keeping this year came in 13th on the driest July list.

Now, it’s on to temperatures. This July turned out to be slightly warmer than the average with an average high of 84 degrees compared to a normal 83 and a low of 61 compared to an average low of 59. We also recorded 7 days of 90 degrees or above. The average is 4.4, but this July felt so much hotter. That was because of the higher humidity. Dew points were mostly in the uncomfortable 60s and 70s.

Will August be just as dry? Only time will tell. But, no matter what we get, have a wonderful rest-of-summer.

DATE HI TEMP LO TEMP    SKY RAIN SNOW                  COMMENTS
1-Jul-16 81 57 CHANGING 0.11 FAIR DAY. CLOUDING UP LATE PM
2-Jul-16 74 55 CHANGING 0.17 EARLY AM THUNDERSH THEN FAIR AND WINDY. WINDS DIMISNING AT SUNSET
3-Jul-16 81 50 FAIR
4-Jul-16 85 52 CHANGING FAIR DAY. CLOUDING UP AT SUNSET.
5-Jul-16 86 56 CHANGING 0.14 MORE HUMID. PERIODS OF RAIN AND DRIZZLE 2A TIL 7a. Tehn pcldy. Fair pm
6-Jul-16 90 60 FAIR HUMID
7-Jul-16 90 65 CHANGING 0.02 HUMID. CLOUDING UP MID DAY. PM DISTANT THUNDERSH
8-Jul-16 88 66 CHANGING 0.53 FAIR AM. SHOWES & DISTANT THUNDERSH PM.   VERY HUMID. DP 73
9-Jul-16 66 60 CLOUDY 0.67 PERIODS OF RAIN
10-Jul-16 77 64 CHANGING 0.22 PERIODS OF RAIN AM. PCLDY AFT. MCLDY EARLY EVE WITH RAIN.
11-Jul-16 77 58 CHANGING CLEARING AND WINDY
12-Jul-16 77 55 FAIR MORNING FOG
13-Jul-16 84 62 FAIR
14-Jul-16 84 73 CHANGING 0.33 MORE HUMID.DP 73. OVERCAST WITH A LITTLE SUN. 4P THUNDERSH. THEN FAIR
15-Jul-16 89 64 FAIR VERY HUMID DP 74 THEN TURNING LESS HUMID
16-Jul-16 83 63 CHANGING DP71. DISTANT THUNDERSH 4P.
17-Jul-16 86 67 CHANGING EARLY AM CLOUDS THEN FAIR. LESS HUMID.
18-Jul-16 88 62 CHANGING VCLDY WITH DISTANT THUNDERSH.
19-Jul-16 78 62 FAIR PLEASANT WITH A MODERATE NW BREEZE
20-Jul-16 80 50 FAIR PLEASANT WITH A MODERATE NW BREEZE
21-Jul-16 87 53 FAIR
22-Jul-16 93 62 CHANGING A BRIEF SHOWER 4P no accumilation. OTHERWISE FAIR, HOT HUMID. DP 75
23-Jul-16 90 67 FAIR HUMID WITH DP70. TURNING LESS HUMID AT SUNSET
24-Jul-16 87 59 FAIR PLEASANT DAY WITH LOWER HUMIDITY.
25-Jul-16 91 61 CHANGING 0.05 HUMID DP75. FAIR AM. THEN MCLDY PERIODS OF VERY LIGHT RAIN CLEARING SUNSET.
26-Jul-16 86 66 FAIR BREEZY AND LESS HUMID
27-Jul-16 90 59 FAIR
28-Jul-16 90 60 CHANGING PCLDY DAY MCLDY EVENING
29-Jul-16 86 68 CHANGING 0.08 EARLY AM LIGHT RAIN THEN CLEARING BECOMING FAIR.
30-Jul-16 83 62 CHANGING 0.08 FAIR AM. CLOUDING UP AFT. LIGHT RAIN EVENING.
31-Jul-16 75 65 CLOUDY 0.37 PERIODS OF MODERATE RAIN TIL 11A.
  84 61 2.77 AVERAGE   Temp. 83/59 mean: 71     rain: 4.6

 


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