Climatological Report (Monthly)
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000 CXUS51 KBUF 021254 CLMBUF CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY 745 AM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015 ................................... ...THE BUFFALO NY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2015... CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2015 WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR`S VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S) NORMAL ................................................................ TEMPERATURE (F) RECORD HIGH 97 07/15/1995 07/06/1988 LOW 43 07/11/1945 HIGHEST 91 07/29 86 07/01 LOWEST 50 07/03 52 07/05 AVG. MAXIMUM 79.9 79.9 0.0 76.5 AVG. MINIMUM 62.0 62.3 -0.3 60.6 MEAN 71.0 71.1 -0.1 68.6 DAYS MAX >= 90 1 1.1 -0.1 0 DAYS MAX <= 32 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MIN <= 32 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 8.93 1992 MINIMUM 0.15 1933 TOTALS 2.42 3.23 -0.81 5.45 DAYS >= .01 10 14 DAYS >= .10 6 9 DAYS >= .50 1 5 DAYS >= 1.00 0 1 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 0.65 07/14 TO 07/14 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL MM MM TOTALS 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 SINCE 7/1 0.0 0.0 0.0 SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 MM MM 0 DAYS >= 1.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH 0 MM 0 MM 24 HR TOTAL 0.0 MM DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 7 9 -2 10 SINCE 7/1 7 9 -2 10 COOLING TOTAL 198 197 1 130 SINCE 1/1 365 326 39 301 ........................................................ WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 7.8 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 29/240 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 38/250 DATE 07/07 SKY COVER POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 7 NUMBER OF DAYS PC 18 NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 6 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 66 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 5 MIXED PRECIP 0 HEAVY RAIN 4 RAIN 6 LIGHT RAIN 13 FREEZING RAIN 0 LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0 HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 0 LIGHT SNOW 0 SLEET 0 FOG 14 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 0 HAZE 6 - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS. R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED. MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING. T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT. && ...COMFORTABLE MONTH OF JULY... JULY CONTINUED THE SWINGS OF ABOVE TO BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE MONTH...ENDING WITH A MORE TYPICAL PATTERN REGIME OF HEAT THE LAST FEW DAYS OF THE MONTH. HEAVY RAINS FROM THUNDERSTORMS GENERALLY REMAINED SOUTH OF THE BUFFALO METRO AREA THROUGH THE MONTH. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JULY WAS 71.0F DEGREES WHICH IS JUST A TENTH OF A DEGREE BELOW NORMAL. NO SINGLE WEATHER PATTERN WAS ABLE TO BE ESTABLISHED OVER THE REGION THIS MONTH...WITH THE LONGEST STRETCH OF ABOVE OR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES BEING JUST 7 DAYS. IN TOTAL THERE WERE 16 DAYS ABOVE NORMAL...AND 15 DAYS BELOW NORMAL. THE WARMEST DAY THIS MONTH WAS A 91 DEGREE READING ON THE 29TH WHICH WAS THE FIRST 90 DEGREE READING FOR BUFFALO SINCE JULY 16TH 2013. OUTSIDE OF THIS TEMPERATURE READING...THE MONTH GENERALLY FINISHED NEAR NORMAL WITH 18 OF THE 31 DAYS FINISHING WITHIN 5 DEGREES OF NORMAL. THERE WERE 17 DAYS THAT REACHED 80F OR GREATER WHICH IS 3 MORE THAN NORMAL. PRECIPITATION FINISHED BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH WITH THE 2.42 INCHES OF RAIN EIGHT TENTHS OF AN INCH BELOW NORMAL. THREE-QUARTERS OF THE RAINFALL THIS MONTH FELL WITHIN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF THE MONTH. THE SECOND HALF OF JULY FEATURED JUST FIVE DAYS WITH MEASURABLE RAINFALL...WITH ALL FIVE DAYS MEASURING LESS THAN A QUARTER OF AN INCH. JULY STARTED PLEASANT ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK. AFTER A FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS ON THE 1ST...SUNSHINE AND COMFORTABLE HUMIDITY LEVELS RETURNED WITH THE FINE WEATHER CONDITIONS PREVAILING RIGHT THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND. A WARM FRONT THEN LIFTED ACROSS THE REGION ON THE 6TH AND 7TH BRINGING AN INCREASE IN HUMIDITY ALONG WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. FORMING ON LAKE BREEZE BOUNDARIES A FEW THUNDERSTORMS BECAME STRONG DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS OF THE 7TH...WITH ISOLATED TREE DAMAGE SOUTHEAST OF BUFFALO. MORE SIGNIFICANT THUNDERSTORMS ROLLED THROUGH WESTERN NEW YORK ON THE 14TH WITH THE STORMS PRODUCING FLOODING RAINS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN TIER IN ADDITION TO DOWNING SEVERAL TREES. WHILE OVER A HALF INCH OF RAIN FELL ACROSS THE BUFFALO METRO AREA...THE IMMEDIATE REGION DID ESCAPE THE WORST OF THE DAMAGING RAINS WHICH STAYED JUST TO THE SOUTH OF THE AREA. DEWPOINTS SOARED TO OVER 70F ON THE 18TH MAKING FOR A STICKY START TO THE WEEKEND. A STRONG LAKE BREEZE BLEW ACROSS THE REGION ON THE 19TH...BRINGING SOME RELIEF TO THE HUMIDITY AND FENDING OFF APPROACHING THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE WEST. AFTER A BRIEF COOL SPELL FROM THE 22ND TO THE 24TH...THE WARMEST AIRMASS OF THE SUMMER SEASON REACHED WESTERN NEW YORK. TEMPERATURES ON THE 26TH THROUGH 28TH CLIMBED INTO THE UPPER 80S...WITH A PEAK OF 91F ON THE 29TH. A COOL FRONT CROSSED WESTERN NEW YORK ON THE MORNING HOURS OF THE 30TH WITH JUST A FEW SHOWERS. WINDS WERE BELOW NORMAL THIS MONTH...AVERAGING 7.8 MPH WHICH IS 1.2 MILES PER HOUR BELOW NORMAL. THE STRONGEST WIND GUST OF 38 MPH CAME ON THE 6TH WITHIN A THUNDERSTORM. LAKE ERIE ROSE FROM 64 DEGREES AT MONTHS BEGINNING TO 75 DEGREES BY MONTHS END. IN ALL A COMFORTABLE MONTH...WITH LIMITED EXTREME HEAT AND HUMIDITY. && THOMAS $$

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