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JULY REWIND: Weather To Remember

From drought to completely saturated...
Posted: 11:43 AM, Jul 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-31 11:43:40-04
JULY REWIND: Weather To Remember
JULY REWIND: Weather To Remember
JULY REWIND: Weather To Remember
JULY REWIND: Weather To Remember

 

​An extraordinary July of weather in Baltimore. We literally when from one extreme to the next over the complete 31 day stretch. If you remember the first 15 days of the month started out with drought and 10 consecutive days of 90 degrees plus. The highest temperature within that stretch was actually our warmest by far this season at 99 degrees with a heat index of 113 degrees back on July 3rd. Since July 17th though we have not seen any 90 degree days but instead a "relentless" super soaking of tropical rains. 

The first 15 days of July on produced 0.05" of rain hence the drought conditions mentioned above and why the first half of the month was extra hot. The last 10 days of the month though has wrung 12.41" of rain with 4 days in the month above 1"+ in accumulation. We had 2 days over the last 2 weeks with 4"+ of rain which not only broke daily records but helped in blowing out the wettest monthly record for July of 11.03' in 1889. As we enter the last July we are just 1.68" of rain away from becoming the second wettest month ever in Baltimore. The first place record is from August of 1955 with 18.35" courtesy of Tropical Storms Connie and Diane.

Even if we don't reach the record it's still crazy to think that we are surplussing over 12.73" of rain a number that truly came within the last 2 weeks of the month.