NCDC Releases July 2013 U.S. Climate Report
The average temperature for the contiguous United State during July was 74.3°F, 0.8°F above the 20th century average. The West and Northeast were warmer than average, while the central and southeastern United States were cooler than average. Further north, the Alaska statewide temperature was 1.7°F above normal, making it the state’s fifth warmest July, with Anchorage setting a record of 14 consecutive days above 70°F.
The nationally averaged precipitation total for July was 3.47 inches—0.71 inch above the 20th century average—making it the fifth wettest July on record for the United States. July brought both wet and dry precipitation extremes to the Nation. The Northwest and Upper Mississippi River Valley were drier than average, while most other locations had above-average precipitation.
This monthly summary from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides to government, business sector, academia, and the public to support informed decision-making.