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