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Old 07-16-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Bensalem Pa
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Hey everybody, I just wanted to share my random interesting weather fact regarding this summer's weather and I'd definitely be interested in hearing any interesting stats you might have as well

For me, I live in Pennsylvania and so far this July, our coolest low for the month (66F) is warmer than our warmest high temperature was in March (61F)!! Also, in just this short four month frame, our average temperature, when considering the high and low combined, has risen from a modest 37.57F up to a balmy 77.76F for the first 15 days of July!
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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It is the 16th of July and we haven't had a drop of precipitation this month (Kelowna, British Columbia), and a new heatwave is about to hit us so it may be a while before we get any moisture.

Another interesting fact is that the average diurnal temperature variation in August for some spots in my area of the world is more than 20 degrees Celsius (36 F). This is the highest for any month anywhere in Canada.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Bensalem Pa
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It is the 16th of July and we haven't had a drop of precipitation this month (Kelowna, British Columbia), and a new heatwave is about to hit us so it may be a while before we get any moisture.

Another interesting fact is that the average diurnal temperature variation in August for some spots in my area of the world is more than 20 degrees Celsius (36 F). This is the highest for any month anywhere in Canada.
Interesting. Really, the only times we have temperature variations that large between day and night are on a select few, very dry days in April, May and September. I'll bet your humidity levels are quite comfortable with that low amount of precipitation (although the lack of rain must suck for agriculture); we've had a nonstop string of days with dewpoints of 70F+ for the last two weeks or so . . .
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:06 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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I'll bet your humidity levels are quite comfortable with that low amount of precipitation (although the lack of rain must suck for agriculture); we've had a nonstop string of days with dewpoints of 70F+ for the last two weeks or so . . .
Agriculture is probably fine if you do the usual for out west: dam rivers that get snowmelt from up in the mountains. With irrigation, plenty of water for crops.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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The dewpoint is current 44, which is pretty typical for this time of year. The dewpoint was lower than that this morning when the temperature was 43. The forecast high today is 90 which is also quite typical for this time of year.

Agriculture doesn't suffer without rain because everything is irrigated (I live in a semi-arid climate).
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Bensalem Pa
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The dewpoint is current 44, which is pretty typical for this time of year. The dewpoint was lower than that this morning when the temperature was 43. The forecast high today is 90 which is also quite typical for this time of year.

Agriculture doesn't suffer without rain because everything is irrigated (I live in a semi-arid climate).
Well I'm sorry, I didn't know that; irrigation is a concept that's completely foreign to us around here (except in dire circumstances)! But shoot man, I'm so jealous of that dewpoint! Yesterday it was 93F here, but with a dewpoint of 75F; it was mildly suffocating to say the least!
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Love stats. Love interesting. but where do I begin.

How about this..

Atlanta Georgia hasnt even hit 90° this July month meanwhile Hartford,CT (BDL) got to 90s 8 times. Bridgeport,CT(BDR) 7 times. And more to come.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:52 PM
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Our average low this month (70°F) is the same as the highest low recorded last July. Our monthly mean minimum would probably break a record, monthly average has a good chance as well.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Bensalem Pa
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Love stats. Love interesting. but where do I begin.

How about this..

Atlanta Georgia hasnt even hit 90° this July month meanwhile Hartford,CT (BDL) got to 90s 8 times. Bridgeport,CT(BDR) 7 times. And more to come.
Ah man, that's a good one! I was just noticing that same trend lately! I love all the Weather Channel overhype about 'Hotlanta' while Mid-Atlantic cities like Washington DC and Baltimore are frequently even warmer. For instance, Washington DC hasn't fallen below 70F since around June 22 I believe (including 10 overnight lows of 75F+ this month so far!), while Atlanta hasn't had a single low of 75F+ at all this month (or even yet this summer at all!) and they've also had several lows in the upper 60s this month! I think part of that is because Atlanta is much higher above sea level than any of the northeastern cities, but it is also simply because of this bizarre weather pattern that keeps pumping all the hot air into the low-elevation coastal plains of the northeast. But the question remains: why do the Weather Channel pundits keep calling it 'Hotlanta?'
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:21 PM
 
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Because they're used to think that Atlanta is so hot.
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