Much Below Normal July Temperatures Continue (updated 7/24)

Temperatures this July continue to run well below normal across much of the Northern Plains, including portions of South Dakota and west-central Minnesota.  In fact, through July 23rd, average monthly temperatures at Aberdeen, Pierre, and Watertown are in the “top ten” for coldest July’s on record. 

Below are list of the "top ten" coldest July's on record at Aberdeen, Watertown, and Pierre -- and where July 2009 ranks thus far.   

  


Top Ten Coldest Average July Temperatures in Aberdeen (1893-2009)

  

 

Value

Year(s)

1

64.2

1992

2

64.5

1915

3

67.1

1904

4

67.2

1950,1962

6

67.5

1905

7

67.8

1958,1996, 2009 (so far)

9

68.0

1895

10

68.1

1918

Through 23 July 2009, the average temperature in Aberdeen has been 67.8 F.  If this trend continues, this would place July 2009 in the top ten for coldest July’s since records began in 1893.

 


 

 

Top Ten Coldest Average July Temperatures in Watertown (1893-2009)

 

 

 

Value

Year(s)

1

62.9

1992

2

64.1

1915

3

65.0

1906

4

65.8

1927, 2009 (so far)

5

65.9

1905

6

66.7

1950

7

66.8

1918

8

67.1

1971

9

67.2

1913, 1925

Through 23 July 2009, the average temperature in Watertown has been 65.8 F.  If this trend continues, this would place July 2009 in the top five for coldest July’s since records began in 1893.

 


Top Ten Coldest Average July Temperatures in Pierre (1933-2009)

 

 

Value

Year(s)

1

66.3

1992

2

69.8

1993

3

70.3

1972

4

70.5

1950

5

70.7

1958

6

70.8

1971, 2009 (so far)

7

71.5

1962

8

71.9

1994

9

72.4

1951, 1979

Through 23 July 2009, the average temperature in Pierre has been 70.8 F.  If this trend continues, this would place July 2009 in the top ten for coldest July’s since records began in 1933.



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