July weather stats: The official numbers

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July is usually the hottest month of the year in Hampton Roads (based on average temperature). But how did July 2012 stack up? Let’s take a look at the official numbers from Norfolk.

Average temperature: 82.5°; 2.9° above “normal”

Hottest: 102° on July 8th, Coldest:69°

We had 18 days above average, 2 days at average, and 11 days below average.

We also had 18 days reach 90° or hotter, with only one day in the triple digits.

How about rainfall?

July total: 4.81″ ; 0.33″ below normal

We had 9 days in July with measurable rainfall.

July’s totals put us at 26.55″ for the year; 0.13″ above normal.

What can we expect for August?

Normal High: 85°; Normal Low: 71°

Record High: 105°; Record Low: 49°

Average Rainfall: 5.52″; Average of 10 days with measurable rain.