Ithaca Climate Summary for July 2003
- With an average temperature of 68.7 degrees, the month averaged exactly normal.
- This July was 1.9 degrees cooler than July 2002.
- There were 15 days with a temperature of 80 degrees or higher. The average is 16 such days.
- There were no 90 degree days - average is 2.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 87 degrees on the 4th.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 47 degrees, recorded on the 19th.
- The July precipitation total was 6.81 inches, which represented 192% of normal.
- The was the 4th wettest July since records began in 1879. The Julys that were wetter were: 1992 with 7.50 inches, 1976 with 8.44 inches, and 1935 with 12.79 inches (wettest of any month on record).
- The rainfall measurements for July 22nd and 23rd together totaled 3.10 inches. Such a two-day total occurs on the average once every four or five years.
- There were 31 days during June and July with measurable rainfall. This was 7 days more than normal and the most since 1987.
- The year-to-date precipitation accumulation of 24.02 inches was 3.36 inches more than normal.
Keith L. Eggleston (KLE1@cornell.edu)
Northeast Regional Climate Center