How Cool Was July 2009?

The average temperature (averaging the high and low temperature each day) for July 2009 was:

 

Omaha:  71.9 degrees, which was 4.8 degrees below normal. This tied for the 5th coolest July on record.  

 

Lincoln:  72.7 degrees, which was 5.1 degrees below normal. This tied for the 7th coolest July on record.

 

Norfolk:  70.3 degrees, which was 4.5 degrees below normal. This tied for the 3rd coolest July on record.

 

Here is how these rank relative to other years for Julys in the Omaha, Lincoln, and Norfolk areas.  

 

Omaha Area - Month of July

Lowest Average Temperature (Degrees F)  Years: 1871-2008

Rank  Value  Year

  1      70.3    1992

  2      71.2    1882, 1891

  4      71.3    1915

  5      71.9    1950, 2009

  7      72.6    1905, 1906

  9      73.0    1958

  10    73.1    2004

 

A few interesting notes about Omaha in July 2009:

The maximum temperature was above normal only once, at 94 degrees on the 24th.
Omaha hit 90+ only once in July.  This ties for the fewest 90+ degree readings in July on record with 1992, 1915 and 1891.
Omaha did not hit 90+ until July 24th, which is the second latest 90+ degree reading on record.  The latest is July 30 in 1993.

Lincoln Area - Month of July

Lowest Average Temperature (Degrees F)   Years: 1887-2008

Rank  Value   Year

  1      71.1    1891

  2      71.6    1950

  3      71.7    1915

  4      72.4    1906

  5      72.5    1905

  6      72.6    1994

  7      72.7    1904, 2009

  9      72.8    1992

 10     72.9    1924

 

A few interesting notes about Lincoln in July 2009:

The maximum temperature was above normal only twice, on the 14th and the 24th.

Lincoln hit 90+ only twice in July.  This ties for the fewest 90+ degree readings in July on record, along with 1950 and 1891.

Lincoln did not hit 90+ until July 14th, which ties for the third latest 90+ degree reading on record.

 

Norfolk Area - Month of July

Lowest Average Temperature (Degrees F) Years: 1893-2008

Rank  Value  Year

  1      68.5    1992

  2      69.3    1950

  3      70.3    1915, 2009

  5      70.5    1906

  6      70.6    1958

  7      70.7    1924

  8      70.8    1905

  9      70.9    1996

 10      71.2    1971

 

A few interesting notes about Norfolk in July 2009:

The maximum temperature was above normal only three times, on the 7th, 14th and 24th.

Norfolk hit 90+ only once in July.  This ties for the second fewest 90+ degree readings in July with 1958, 1950 and 1896.  Norfolk did not hit 90+ in July of 1992.

Norfolk did not hit 90+ until July 24th, which was the second latest July 90+ degree reading on record. 

 



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