How Cool Has July Been So Far In Grand Island, NE? (Updated Through July 29)

Friday, July 24th, the high temperature reached 98 degrees at Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island. This marked the hottest day of the month so far, and tied for the hottest day of the year.  However, up until the 24th, the month of July as a whole featured below average temperatures in Grand Island. After the 24th, cooler weather soon returned for the end of the month, with highs on the 28th and 29th not escaping the mid-70s.  

The table below depicts temperature data at Grand Island for the first 29 days of this month, with comparisons made to the coolest July 1 - July 29 periods on record since 1896. The table breaks down the average high temperature, average low temperature, and overall average temperature,  which is simply the mean of the high and low.

The overall theme from the table is that through the first 23 days of the month, July 2009 ranked in the top 10-12% of the coolest on record, based on 114 years of data.

As a reference point, here is the average high and low for any given July day at Grand Island, based on official climatology data from 1971-2000:

Average July High: 87

Average July Low: 64 

Putting the opposite extreme in perspective, the all-time hottest average high temperature for July 1- July 29 at Grand Island was a sizzling 104.0 degrees in 1936!

Average High Temperature

July 1 - 29, 2009

             

Where This Month's Average High Ranks On All-Time List Of Coolest July 1 - July 29 Periods

(1896-2009) 

Coolest July 1 - July 29 Average High Temperature On Record  

(1896-2009)         

The Last Time The Average High Was This Cool

(July 1 - July 29)

 84.6  14th (out of 114 years)  80.7 in 1992  81.7 in 2004

 

 

     

Average Low Temperature

July 1 - 29, 2009

Where This Month's Average Low Ranks On All-Time List Of Coolest July 1 - July 29 Periods

(1896-2009) 

Coolest July 1 - July 29 Average Low Temperature On Record  

(1896-2009)      

The Last Time The Average Low Was This Cool

(July 1 - July 29)

 61.2  11th (out of 114 years)  59.6 in 1922  59.8 in 1994

 

 

     

Overall Average Temperature

July 1 - 29, 2009

Where This Month's Overall Average Ranks On All-Time List Of Coolest July 1 - July 29 Periods

(1896-2009) 

Coolest July 1 - July 29 Overall Average Temperature On Record  

(1896-2009)      

The Last Time The Overall Average Was This Cool

(July 1 - July 29)

 72.9  Tied for 11th (out of 114 years)  70.3 in 1992  72.1 in 2004

* This story will be updated at the end of the month*

This page was composed by the staff at the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska.



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