The normal low temperature for this time of year is 75 degrees. The normal high is 95 degrees.

 

Date                                      Low   High  Precip.       Max. wind gust

Monday, July 16                    71     93     0.00           SW at 23 mph.

Tuesday, July 17                   74     98     0.00           SW at 27 mph.

Wednesday, July 18              75     98     0.00           W at 24 mph.

Thursday, July 19                 76     100   0.00           SW at 24 mph.

Friday, July 20                      78     104   0.00           SW at 26 mph.

Saturday, July 21                  80     109   0.00           SW at 24 mph.

Sunday, July 22                    78     101   0.00           W at 21 mph.

 

Temperature range July 16-22, 2012 – 71 to 109 degrees. Total rainfall – 0.00 inches.

 

Precipitation for Month:

July rainfall as of July 22 – 1.13 inches. Normal rainfall for all of July – 1.85 inches.

 

Precipitation for Year:

Rainfall January through July 22 – 21.27 inches. Normal rainfall January through July – 23.42 inches.

 

This Week’s Weather Quiz:

During the first six months this year, how many have been below normal on rainfall? (a) only one month (b) two months (c) three months (d) four months During the first six months this year, how many have been above normal on rainfall? (a) only one month (b) two months (c) three months (d) four months During the first six months this year, how many have been below normal on the average temperature? (a) none (b) two months (c) four months (d) six months During the first six months this year, how many have been above normal on the average temperature? (a) none (b) two months (c) four months (d) six months How many 100 degree or above days did I record last July 2011? (a) 11 days (b) 17 days (c) 23 days (d) 29 days

 

Weather Highlights:

Let’s compare the first six months of last year 2011 with the first six months of this year 2012.

The coldest temperature I recorded the first six months of 2011 was 14 degrees on February 2. The coldest temperature I recorded the first six months of 2012 is 24 degrees on February 12.

The warmest temperature I recorded the first six months of 2011 was 103 degrees on June 18 and 19.The warmest temperature I recorded the first six months of 2012 is 108 degrees on June 26.

The average temperature for the first six months of 2011 was 64.8 degrees. The average temperature for the first six months of 2012 is 67.0 degrees.

Number of days I recorded a freeze the first six months of 2011 was 22 days. Number of days I recorded a freeze the first six months of 2012 is only 8 days.

Number of 100 degree or above days I recorded the first six months of 2011 is eleven days. The number of 100 degree or above days I recorded the first six months of 2012 was five days.

The last freeze of the winter/spring of 2011 was February 12 – 29 degrees. The last freeze of the winter/spring of 2012 was also on February 12 – 24 degrees.

The month with the least rainfall during the first six months of 2011 was March with only 0.18 of an inch of rain. The month with the least rainfall the first six months of 2012 is June with only 1.95 inches.

The month with the most rainfall during the first six months of 2011 was January with 3.27 inches of rain. The month with the most rainfall during the first six months of 2012 is also January with 5.77 inches. That’s really strange. January?

The longest consecutive day period I recorded without measurable rain during the first six months of 2011 was 26 consecutive days, May 26-June 20. The longest consecutive day period I recorded without measurable rain the first six months of 2012 was 18 consecutive days, May 12-29.

The total rainfall the first six months of 2011 – 13.57 inches. The total rainfall the first six months of 2012 – 20.14 inches.

 

Weather Flashbacks for July 16-22:

July 16, 2011 – low temperature 78 degrees; high temperature 103 degrees. Fair and very hot,.

July 17, 2011 – low temperature 78 degrees; high temperature 101 degrees. Clear and hot.

July 18, 2011 – low temperature 78 degrees; high temperature 103 degrees. Partly cloudy and very hot.

July 19, 2011 – low temperature 76 degrees; high temperature 102 degrees. Fair and very hot.

July 20, 2011 – low temperature 77 degrees; high temperature 99 degrees. Clear and hot.

July 21, 2011 – low temperature 80 degrees; high temperature 101 degrees. Clear and hot.

July 22, 2011 – low temperature 80 degrees; high temperature 101 degrees. Clear and hot.

 

This Week’s Small Texas Town Salute:

Coolidge – population 955, located in Limestone County in east central Texas.

Frydek – population 900, located in Austin County on the coastal plain.

Hill Country Village – population 985, located in Bexar County in south Texas.

Jarrell – population 984, located in Williamson County in central Texas.

Lakeside City – population 997, located in Archer County in northwest Texas.

New Ulm – population 974, located in Austin County on the coastal plain.

Sherwood Shores – population 920, located in Burnet County in the Hill Country.

 

Answers to this Week’s Weather Quiz:

D – Four out of the first six months this year have been below normal on rainfall. They are: February, April, May and June. B – Two out of the first six months this year have been above normal on rainfall. They are: January and March. A – During the first six months this year none were below normal on the average temperature. D – All six months this year have been above normal on the average temperature.

D – Last July, twenty-nine out of the thirty-one days were 100 degrees or