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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
745 AM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

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...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
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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
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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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