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4th of July in the Grand Valley
With the 4th of July holiday approaching and so many people enjoying outdoor activities, some may be wondering what the weather is usually like on the 4th of July? Here in the Grand Valley, the 4th of July is usually dry and warm. Coming out of our driest month of the year, June, it is no surprise that the average daily precipitation for July 4th is only 0.02 inches. In addition, only 13 of the July 4th holidays on record (since 1893) have reported more than a trace of precipitation. Last year was a dry 4th of July with no precipitation reported. The highest precipitation amount recorded on the 4th is 0.45 inches, which occurred all the way back in 1921. Below is a list of the top 5 daily precipitation records for July 4th.
Record Precipitation for July 4th:
Rank
Record Precipitation (inches)
Year
1
0.45”
1921
2
0.31”
1954
3
0.27”
1925
4
0.21”
1914
5
0.17”
1977
 
On average, July is the warmest month of the year here in the Grand Valley. The average high temperature for the 4th of July is 91o and the average low is 60o. Last year was a very typical year with a high of 89o a low of 61o. The all-time record high for the 4th of July holiday is 104o, which occurred in 2001. There have been six 4th of July holidays with temperatures of 100o or greater. The all-time record low temperature is 48o, which was set in 1995. Below is a list of record highs and lows for the 4th of July.
Record Highs for July 4th:
Rank
High Temperature (oF)
Year
1
104
2001
2
103
1989
3
101
2007
4
101
1973
5
101
1953
 
 
 
 
 

 

Record Lows for July 4th:

 

Rank
Low Temperature (oF)
Year
1
48
1995
2
50
1912
3
50
1897
4
51
1993
5
51
1921
 
 
 
 
 
Stay tuned to www.weather.gov/gjt for this year’s 4th of July forecast!


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