One of the coldest Julys on record

July 2009 was the coldest July since 1992 at Grand Forks and at Fargo and it marks the 8th straight month of below average temperatures dating back to December 2008.  

For the Grand Forks International Airport (GFK) whose records date back to 1941...July 2009 was the 5th coldest on record with an average temperature of 65.4 degrees.    Here are the top 5 coldest July's for GFK:

1.  62.7 degrees.................1992

2.  63.1 degrees..................1972

3.  63.5 degrees..................1971

4.  65.2 degrees..................1965

5.  65.4 degrees...................2009

 

For Fargo-Hector International Airport (FAR), the average temperature for July 2009 was 66.5, not quite making it into the top 10.   Here is the top 5 coldest July's for Fargo, which has records dating back to 1881. 

1.  63.4 degrees...................1891

2.  64.3 degrees....................1992

2. (tied)  64.3 degrees..........1884

4.  64.9 degrees.....................1904

5.  65.1 degrees.....................1971

 

Around the area....International Falls Minnesota recorded their coldest July ever with an average temperature of 58.8 degrees.  Records there go back to 1939.   Duluth Minnesota's July average temperature was 62.1 degrees...making it the 11th coldest since records began in 1870.  Bismarck North Dakota's July average was 66.9, making it the 11th coldest since records began back in 1875.

Nationally...July 2009 will go down in the books as one of the coldest over a large part of the Midwest...Great Lakes and Ohio Valley regions.  

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