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CLMROC

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
425 PM EDT TUE AUG 2 2016

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...THE ROCHESTER NY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             102   07/10/1936
                        07/09/1936
 LOW               24   07/01/2016
HIGHEST            94   07/13                         91  07/29
LOWEST             53   07/20                         50  07/16
                                                          07/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     85.8              81.0     4.8     80.7
AVG. MINIMUM     63.7              60.7     3.0     61.0
MEAN             74.8              70.8     4.0     70.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      9               2.3     6.7        1
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         9.70   1947
 MINIMUM         0.43   1933
TOTALS           1.22              3.33   -2.11     3.56
DAYS >= .01         7                                 12
DAYS >= .10         6                                  8
DAYS >= .50         0                                  2
DAYS >= 1.00        0                                  1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.60   07/07 TO 07/08           07/17 TO 07/18
                                                          07/18 TO 07/18
                                                          07/18 TO 07/18

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               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   07/31 TO 07/31           07/18 TO 07/18
                                                          07/18 TO 07/18
                                                          07/18 TO 07/18

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                12     -12       11
 SINCE 7/1          0                12     -12       11
COOLING TOTAL     313               193     120      200
 SINCE 1/1        504               329     175      397
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/300
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/280    DATE  07/01

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             22
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              6     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       5     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      0

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

...ANOTHER DRY, AND HOT MONTH...

THE DROUGHT OF 2016 CONTINUED THROUGH THE MONTH OF JULY AS HOT AND
SUN-FILLED DAYS TOOK A TOLL ON AREA VEGETATION. THUNDERSTORMS
BROUGHT BRIEF, MAINLY LOCALIZED DOWNPOURS, WHICH BROUGHT LITTLE
RELIEF TO THE LONG-TERM STRAIN ON AGRICULTURE AND AREA LAWNS.

THE AIR TEMPERATURE AVERAGED ABOVE NORMAL THIS MONTH AS SUN-FILLED
DAYS AND DRY GROUND ENABLED THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE TO REACH
74.8F DEGREES. THIS AVERAGE IS FOUR DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND RANKS
TIED FOR 7TH WARMEST JULY ON RECORD. A TYPICAL PATTERN THIS MONTH
FEATURED BUILDING HEAT AND HUMIDITY, WITH TEMPERATURES REACHING
AROUND 90F, FOLLOWED BY A COLD FRONT PASSAGE THAT BROUGHT BRIEF
RELIEF TO THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY. ROCHESTER HAD NINE DAYS REACH INTO
THE 90S WHICH IS FIVE DAYS MORE THAN NORMAL, AND GREATEST NUMBER OF
DAYS IN THE 90S IN JULY SINCE 1988. THERE WERE NO RECORD
TEMPERATURES ESTABLISHED THIS MONTH.

PRECIPITATION TOTALED 1.22 INCHES WHICH IS MORE THAN 2 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THE GREATEST RAINFALL TOTAL OF 0.42 INCHES ON THE 7TH
ACCOUNTED FOR A THIRD OF THE MONTHLY RAINFALL. WHEN COMBINED WITH
JUNE`S MEAGER RAINFALL TOTAL, THE JUNE-JULY TOTAL RAINFALL OF 2.13
INCHES RANKS 4TH DRIEST ALL TIME OVER THIS TWO MONTH STRETCH.

THE OVERALL CONTINENTAL WEATHER PATTERN THIS MONTH FEATURED AN
ANOMALOUSLY POSITIVE 500 HPA RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE WEST
COAST, AS WELL AS AN ANOMALOUSLY POSITIVE 500 HPA RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE OVER THE EASTERN COAST OF NORTH AMERICA. IN THE LOWER
LEVELS SLIGHTLY COOLER TEMPERATURES AND LOWER THAN AVERAGE HEIGHTS
OVER THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND SOUTHEASTERN CANADA ALLOWED FOR
PERIODIC COOL FRONTS TO DROP ACROSS THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES REGION.
THIS PATTERN OF SUNNY DAYS WITH BUILDING HEAT AND HUMIDITY UNDER A
RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE, TO BE BROKEN BRIEFLY BY A COLD FRONT PASSAGE
CONTINUED THROUGH THE MONTH. THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE VARIED WITH EACH
COLD FRONT PASSAGE, AND STORMS WITH EACH FRONT DID NOT NECESSARILY
PASS OVER THE AIRPORT. ASIDE FROM THUNDERSTORMS, MUCH OF WESTERN NEW
YORK REMAINED VOID OF RAINFALL WHICH WORSENED THE DROUGHT CONDITIONS
ACROSS THE REGION. LAWNS BECAME PARCHED AND BROWN, WHILE AGRICULTURE
CROPS IN A SUN-BAKED GROUND WILTED WITHIN JULY`S HEAT. THE GREATEST
RAINFALL EVENT THIS MONTH, A THUNDERSTORM, OCCURRED WITHIN AN HOUR
ON THE LATE AFTERNOON OF THE 7TH. EVEN WITH THIS RAINFALL LAWNS
SHOWED LITTLE RECOVERY FROM THE DROUGHT.

WINDS AVERAGED JUST ABOVE NORMAL THIS MONTH, WITH THE AVERAGE WIND
SPEED OF 8.4 MPH ABOUT A HALF A MILE PER HOUR GREATER THAN NORMAL.

IN ALL ANOTHER DRY, SUNNY MONTH THAT CONTINUED THE DROUGHT OVER
WESTERN NEW YORK.

&&

THOMAS
$$



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