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August 1, 2011

July was hottest July, hottest month ever for B'more

The month just ended was the hottest July and the hottest month on record for Baltimore. And those weren't the only records broken. Here's a rundown from the National Weather Service regional forecast office in Sterling, Va.:

HOTTEST JULY AND HOTTEST MONTH EVER...MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMP OF 81.7F
EDGED THE PREVIOUS HOTTEST JULY/MONTH AVERAGE OF 81.5F SET JULY
2010...JULY 1995...AND JULY 1872.

THREE DAILY RECORD HIGHS WERE EITHER BROKEN...106F ON THE 22ND AND
101F ON THE 29TH...OR TIED...102F ON THE 23RD.

MOST NUMBER OF DAYS IN JULY...OR FOR ANY MONTH...WHEN DAILY TEMPS
HIT 90F OR BETTER...24. PREVIOUS HIGHEST TALLY OF DAYS HITTING 90F
OR BETTER...22...IN JULY 1988 AND JULY 1999.

HOTTEST MONTHLY AVERAGE MAX TEMP FOR ANY MONTH INCLUDING JULY OF
92.9F BEAT THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 92.5F SET LAST JULY 2010.

A READING OF 106F ON
JULY 22ND TIED FOR 2ND ALL TIME DAILY HOTTEST
TEMPERATURE EVER. THE HOTTEST DAY IN BALTIMORE REMAINS 107F RECORDED
IN 1936 ON JULY 10TH.

A NEW DAILY HIGH MIN TEMPERATURE RECORD OF 81F WAS SET ON THE 22ND.

...INTERESTINGLY...THE JULY 2011 MONTHLY AVERAGE MIN TEMP OF 70.4F
RANKED AS THE 24TH WARMEST OF ALL JULYS IN BALTIMORE...AND WAS ONE
TENTH OF A DEGF LESS THAN THE MONTHLY AVERAGE MIN TEMP OF 70.5F FROM
LAST JULY 2010.


Posted by Frank Roylance at 12:04 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: By the numbers
        

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I know... I know..... the fact that we have had the two hottest July's consecutively on record has nothing to do with the world's 7 billion population burning oil, gas, and coal.

Of course, extreme weather has no negative impact on the economy either so why would we waste money on energy that does not involve burning things?

I always thought a few days of nineties was unbearable. Now it's turning into a few weeks!

Are these temps measured at BWI or the Inner Harbor?

The hottest average high is impressive - 0.4 degrees higher than the previous record.

FR: BWI, the station of record for Baltimore since 1950.

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Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff
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