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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
257 AM CDT SAT JUL 19 2014

...JULY 18 WAS A RECORD DAY FOR THE MID-SOUTH...

MANY PLACES IN THE MID-SOUTH DID NOT WARM UP MUCH YESTERDAY /JULY
18/. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME IN RECORDED OBSERVATIONS IN THE MONTH
OF JULY...DATING BACK TO 1875...THAT THE TEMPERATURE IN MEMPHIS NEVER
REACHED 70 DEGREES.

THE RECORDS SET YESTERDAY AT THE CLIMATE SITES IN THE MID-SOUTH
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

A RECORD FOR JULY 18 OF THE LOW MAXIMUM /COLDEST MAXIMUM/ FOR
MEMPHIS OF 69 DEGREES. THE PREVIOUS RECORD FOR JULY 18 WAS 76 SET
IN 1918. AND THIS LOW MAXIMUM IS THE FIRST TIME EVERY BELOW 70 FOR
THE MONTH OF JULY...THE OLD RECORD WAS 70 PREVIOUS REACHED 4 TIMES
AND THE LAST TIME ON JULY 22...1970.

A RECORD FOR JULY 18 OF THE LOW MAXIMUM FOR JACKSON...TENNESSEE OF
68 DEGREES. THE PREVIOUS RECORD FOR JULY 18 WAS 78 SET IN 2009.
THIS LOW MAXIMUM ALSO SETS THE RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF JULY IN
JACKSON WHICH HAD A PREVIOUS RECORD OF 69 SET ON JULY 22...1970.

IN JONESBORO...A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM FOR JULY 18 WAS SET AT 77
YESTERDAY. THE PREVIOUS RECORD FOR THE DATE WAS 81 SET IN 2009.
THERE HAVE BEEN 15 DAYS THAT HAD LOWER MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES IN THE
MONTH OF JULY. THE 77 IS TIED FOR THE 16TH LOWEST MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE FOR JONESBORO WITH RECORDS DATING BACK TO 1890.

TUPELO SET A RECORD FOR THE LOW MAXIMUM FOR THE DAY ALONG WITH A
DAILY RAINFALL RECORD. THERE WAS 4.61 INCHES OF RAIN IN TUPELO
YESTERDAY WHICH BREAKS THE PREVIOUS RECORD FOR JULY 18 OF 1.62
INCHES SET BACK IN 1946. THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE YESTERDAY WAS 70
DEGREES WHICH SETS THE RECORD FOR THE LOW MAXIMUM FOR JULY 18 IN
TUPELO...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 83 SET IN 2009. THE 70
DEGREE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE TIES THE RECORD FOR THE LOWEST MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE FOR ANY DAY IN THE MONTH OF JULY IT WAS PREVIOUSLY SET
ON JULY 7...1940. IN SHOULD BE NOTED THAT YESTERDAYS MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE OF 70 DEGREES IN TUPELO OCCURRED JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT
LOCAL STANDARD TIME.


TODAY /JULY 19/ MAY ALSO SET SOME DAILY LOW MAXIMUM RECORDS ACROSS
THE MID-SOUTH. HERE ARE THE CURRENT RECORDS FOR LOWEST MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURES AT THE CLIMATE SITES:

MEMPHIS IS 81 SET IN 1877.
JACKSON IS 80 SET IN 2009.
JONESBORO IS 82 SET IN 2009.
TUPELO IS 79 SET IN 1938.

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TLSJR






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