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By Michelle Bigelbach
The Courier 

Dry and Hot Conditions Dominated July


August 8, 2018

The National Weather Service in Glasgow has analyzed weather patterns that occurred for the month of July, and tells the Courier July was certainly drier than normal and slightly warmer than normal.

Through July 10, Glasgow was close to normal for precipitation for the year, however lack of rainfall the rest of the month resulted in the start of a downward sprial of below-normal precipitation for the year. According to meteorologist Ted Jamba, only 0.03” of rain fell from July 11 through the rest of the month, resulting in precipitation amounts for the month being 52 percent from normal. In total, July finished with 0.86” of precipitation below normal, making this July the 46th driest of all time.

The average temperature was 2.3 degrees above the normal of 71.1 degrees. There were no daily temperature records broken or tied. So even though it was drier than normal, temperatures stayed within normal limits.

Winds gusted to 30 mph or higher on 13 days of the month and gusted as high as 40 mph for two days of the month.

Now a week into August, normal temperatures started out with highs of 87 but fall down to 79 by the end of the month. Low temperatures typically start out at 59 and drop to 51 by the end of the month. Precipitation generally totals 1.23 inches throughout the month but meteorologists, farmers and ranchers are hoping more rain will fall to compensate for what didn’t fall during July.


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