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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
1004 PM CDT SAT AUG 2 2014

...JULY 2014 MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY...

IN A WORD...JULY 2014 WAS UNUSUAL. NORMALLY THE MONTH WITH THE HIGHEST
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES OF ALL TWELVE MONTHS...JULY 2014 EXPERIENCED
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES THAT ACTUALLY FELL BEHIND JUNES...MAKING JUNE
WARMER THAN JULY. THESE LOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH
WERE THE RESULTS OF SEVERAL DAILY RECORDS BEING BROKEN THROUGHOUT
THE MONTH...AND THEY ULTIMATELY LED TO SOME OF THE COOLEST MONTHS
OF JULY EVER FOR OUR FOUR OFFICIAL CLIMATE SITES.

JACKSON HAD THE LOWEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF ALL FOUR SITES THIS MONTH
AND ALSO RECORDED THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WITH 74.1 DEGREES AND 53
DEGREES...RESPECTIVELY. JACKSON HAD A 5.4 DEGREE DEPARTURE BELOW
ITS JULY NORMAL BECAUSE OF THIS. JONESBORO HAD THE GREATEST
DEPARTURE BELOW NORMAL AT 5.5 DEGREES BELOW...AND WAS THE SECOND
COOLEST SITE FOR THE MONTH. TUPELO WAS 4.9 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL...MAKING IT THE THIRD COOLEST...WHILE MEMPHIS WAS 4.7
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL...THE FOURTH COOLEST SITE... OR PERHAPS THE
WARMEST? MEMPHIS DID RECORD THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF ANY
OFFICIAL SITE WITH 95 DEGREES. JACKSON...JONESBORO...AND TUPELO
ALL HAD THEIR COOLEST JULY ON RECORD THIS MONTH...WHILE MEMPHIS
HAD ITS SIXTH COOLEST ON RECORD. THE TOP TEN COOLEST MONTHS OF
JULY ARE LISTED FOR EACH SITE BELOW THE MONTHLY DATA. FOR THE YEAR
SO FAR...INCLUSIVE OF JANUARY THROUGH JULY...ALL FOUR SITES ARE
AROUND 3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. TO MAKE THE CLIMATE OF JULY EVEN
MORE COMPELLING...THE YEAR 2014 IS CURRENTLY THE COOLEST ON RECORD
FOR JACKSON...THE SECOND COOLEST FOR JONESBORO...THE FOURTH
COOLEST FOR TUPELO...AND THE ELEVENTH COOLEST FOR MEMPHIS WHEN
CONSIDERING THE MONTHS FROM JANUARY THROUGH JULY.

UNLIKE THE MONTHS PRIOR...SPECIFICALLY THE ABNORMALLY WET JUNE...JULY
HAD PRECIPITATION TOTALS FOR THREE SITES THAT WERE BELOW NORMAL.
TUPELO WAS THE ONLY SITE WITH AN ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION TOTAL
THIS MONTH WITH JUST OVER 6 INCHES...WHICH WAS OVER 2 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. JACKSON WAS THE SECOND WETTEST SITE THIS MONTH WITH 3.79
INCHES...ONLY 0.70 INCHES BELOW NORMAL...WHILE MEMPHIS WAS 2.03
INCHES BELOW NORMAL AT 2.56 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. JONESBORO WAS
THE DRIEST SITE THIS MONTH WITH ONLY 1.99 INCHES...1.55 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. DESPITE THESE BELOW NORMAL TOTALS...ALL FOUR SITES
ARE STILL ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE YEAR SO FAR...WITH MEMPHIS STILL
LEADING THE WAY HAVING RECEIVED NEARLY 42 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
IN 2014...WHICH IS 129% OF WHAT IS NORMALLY RECEIVED AT THIS POINT
IN THE YEAR. JACKSON IS THE SECOND WETTEST SITE FOR THE YEAR WITH
38.39 INCHES...OR 117% OF NORMAL...WHILE TUPELO HAS RECEIVED
NEARLY 35 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION SO FAR IN THE YEAR 2014...105%
OF ITS NORMAL. FINALLY...JONESBORO HAS RECEIVED JUST OVER 32
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR...WHICH IS 112% OF ITS
JANUARY THROUGH JULY NORMAL.


TEMPERATURE DATA:
                               MEMPHISJACKSON   JONESBORO   TUPELO
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (MONTH)  :   78.0  74.1 75.3     76.5
NORMAL AVG. TEMP (MONTH)     :   82.7  79.5 80.8     81.4
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL (MONTH):   -4.7  -5.4 -5.5     -4.9
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (YEAR)   :   59.6  56.7 56.2     59.4
NORMAL AVG. TEMP (YEAR)     :   62.5  59.4 59.5     62.0
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL (YEAR) :   -2.9  -2.7 -3.3     -2.6

MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE      :   95.0  93.0 93.0     94.0
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE     :   62.0  53.0 57.0     58.0

PRECIPITATION DATA:
       MEMPHISJACKSON   JONESBORO   TUPELO
TOTAL PRECIPITATION (MONTH)  :    2.56   3.79 1.99     6.06
NORMAL PRECIPITATION (MONTH) :    4.59   4.49 3.54     3.90
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL (MONTH):   -2.03  -0.70-1.55     2.16
TOTAL PRECIPITATION (YEAR)   :   41.92  38.3932.11    34.58
NORMAL PRECIPITATION (YEAR)  :   32.50  32.8728.57    33.02
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL (YEAR) :    9.42   5.52 3.54     1.56
PERCENT OF NORMAL     :    129%   117% 112%     105%


TOP TEN COOLEST MONTHS OF JULY:


MEMPHIS                       JACKSON
177.01891174.12014
277.21906275.62009
377.61882375.71967
477.71967476.62013
577.9    1905577.22004
678.02014677.61970
778.11904777.71972
878.4189477.72000
978.51895877.91950
78.5194077.91971


JONESBOROTUPELO
175.32014176.52014
277.31994276.61967
77.32009377.71972
377.41911477.81994
477.51950577.91976
577.81918678.32009
678.01967778.41947
78.02004878.51975
778.21906978.6    1970
78.219151078.71950

CLIMATE OUTLOOK:
FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) IS
FORECASTING EQUAL CHANCES FOR TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION. THIS
INDICATES THERE IS NO CLEAR CLIMATE SIGNAL UPON WHICH TO BASE A
FORECAST IN EITHER DIRECTION...EITHER ABOVE OR BELOW NORMAL. THIS
DOES NOT INDICATE THAT TEMPERATURES AND/OR PRECIPITATION WILL BE
NEAR NORMAL...IT SIMPLY MEANS ALL THREE CATEGORIES HAVE EQUAL
CHANCES OF OCCURRING. FOR THE MONTHS OF AUGUST...SEPTEMBER...AND
OCTOBER COMBINED THE PREDICTION IS ALSO FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR BOTH
TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION. HOWEVER...AN EL NINO WATCH IS STILL
IN EFFECT AS AN EL NINO EVENT IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR INTO THE LATER
FALL MONTHS. RECENTLY THE IMPACTS OF AN EL NINO EVENT ON
TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION WERE STUDIED BY OUR OFFICE...AND
THOSE FINDINGS...AS WELL AS FINDINGS ABOUT LA NINA AND ENSO-
NEUTRAL IMPACTS...WILL BE RELEASED LATER THIS MONTH. WE HOPE THIS
WILL BRING A BETTER INSIGHT AS TO WHAT CHANGES MAY OCCUR TO OUR
CLIMATE GIVEN AN EL NINO...LA NINA...OR ENSO-NEUTRAL EVENT.


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MAYE





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