Cooler Than Normal July

 July 2013 was cooler than normal across central and northeast South Dakota along with west central Minnesota. Most locations were near to below normal for rainfall with some locations above to much above normal.  Average temperatures were from a half degree to almost three degrees below normal for the month.  There was some heat and humidity in the middle of the month, especially at Pierre when they topped the 100 degree mark on July 18th.   Kennebec was the wet spot for the month with just over 5 inches of rainfall.  Aberdeen received most of its rain for July in one shot from thunderstorms late on the 8th and early on the 9th when they received 2.13 inches of rain.  The area also received a cool down at the end of the month when several record low temperatures were broken across the region.  Most of the low temperatures on the 27th and 28th were in the lower to middle 40s.  Aberdeen almost reached the upper 30s when they cooled to 40 degrees on July 28th.   High temperatures were also fall-like in the upper 60s to middle 70s across central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota for several days at the end of July.   With near normal temperatures for June combined with July’s below normal temperatures along with a cooler than normal start to August, the summer may finish out with below normal temperatures across the region.     

 JULY 2013
Temperature Data
Aberdeen
Sisseton
Wheaton
Watertown
Warmest Temperature / Date
94 / 18th
91 / 12th, 18th
93 / 19th
89 / 7th, 12th, 18th
Coldest Temperature / Date
40 / 28th
42 / 28th
46 / 27th, 28th
42 / 27th, 28th
Average High / Departure from Normal
82.1 / -1.4
82.0 / -0.9
81.1 / -1.4
80.7 / -1.9
Average Low / Departure from Normal
58.1 / -0.9
59.2 / -0.3
60.8 / +0.1
59.5 / -0.1
Monthly Average / Departure from Normal
70.1 / -1.2
70.6 / -0.6
71.0 / -0.6
70.1 / -1.0
Precipitation Data
Monthly Precipitation / Departure from Normal
2.70 / -0.32
2.80 / -0.78
2.42 / -0.78
2.79 / -0.23
Most Precipitation in 24 hours / Date
2.13 / 8-9th
1.74 / 9th
1.08 / 15th
1.66 / 14th
Temperature Data
Pierre
Kennebec
Mobridge
Timber Lake
Warmest Temperature / Date
101 / 18th
97 / 18th
95 / 11th
95 / 11th
Coldest Temperature / Date
44 / 27th
43 / 27th
47 / 28th
45 / 27th
Average High / Departure from Normal
86.1 / -2.7
86.2 / -3.5
83.4 / -2.4
85.1 / -0.9
Average Low / Departure from Normal
59.9 / -2.0
59.4 / -2.6
59.1 / -0.4
58.5 / -1.2
Monthly Average / Departure from Normal
73.0 / -2.4
72.8 / -3.1
71.3 / -1.3
71.8 / -1.0
Precipitation Data
Monthly Precipitation / Departure from Normal
2.58 / -0.03
5.03 / +2.54
2.56 / -0.14
3.31 / +0.69
Most Precipitation in 24 hours / Date
1.67 / 7th
2.05 / 7th
1.06 / 14th
1.31 / 7th



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