Ithaca Climate Summary for July 2005
- With an average temperature of 72.4 degrees, the month averaged 3.7 degrees warmer than normal.
- This was the 4th warmest July on record (compared to data back to 1879 adjusted for station moves).
- The combined June/July temperature of 71.2 degrees was the warmest such period of record (old record 71.1 in 1949).
- The temperature reached 90 degrees on four days this month, bringing the total for the summer to date to 9 days. Normal for the entire summer is 4 days.
- There were 28 days in June and July combined with a temperature of 85 degrees or higher. This was the most since 34 such days in 1955.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 93 degrees on the 26th.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 47 degrees on the 3rd.
- The July precipitation total was 1.35 inches, which was only 38% of normal.
- This was the 8th driest July on record.
- There were only 2 July days with precipitation of more than 0.10 inches. This set a record for the fewest such July days.
- The May/June/July precipitation total of 8.16 inches was 2.47 inches below normal. Of this total, 67% came during thirteen days in June.
- Year-to-date precipitation was 21.67 inches, which was 1.01 inches more than normal.
Keith L. Eggleston (KLE1@cornell.edu)
Northeast Regional Climate Center