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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 5:01 PM EDT on August 1, 2014

...July saw normal temperatures and was much drier than normal for Tallahassee...

...July 2014 was the second driest July on record for Tallahassee...

The average monthly temperature for July recorded at the Tallahassee Regional Airport was 82.3 degrees, or 0.3 degrees above normal. The highest temperature recorded during the month was 100 degrees on the 28th and was the first 100 degree reading for Tallahassee since may 26, 2012. The lowest temperature was 64 degrees on the 5th which established a new record low for that date. A low of 66 degrees on the 30th broke a record and the Max temp of 99 on the 3rd tied the record for those dates. The temperature reached or exceeded the 90 degree mark 26 times, 3 above normal.

Rainfall at the Tallahassee Regional Airport for July only measured 2.33 inches, or 4.84 inches below normal making it the 2nd driest July on record. The greatest amount in a 24-hour period was 0.72 inches on the 22nd through 23rd. There were 13 days with measurable rainfall during the month which was 4 below normal. Despite the drier than normal conditions the past three months, Tallahassee still had a year-to-date surplus rainfall of 2.26 inches at the end of July. There were 16 days with thunder at the Airport which was 3 below normal. The peak gust recorded at the Airport was 38 mph from the southwest on the 15th.

The following are the top 5 driest july's on record:

1 1.28 1918 2 2.33 2014 3 2.35 1983 4 2.80 1932 5 3.19 1992

The outlook for August from the climate prediction center calls for an enhanced chance of experiencing above normal temperatures and equal chances of experiencing above, normal or below normal rainfall. The average monthly temperature for August is 81.8 degrees with normal rainfall of 7.35 inches.

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