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1. The average temperature for July 2000 in Albany, NY was 67.6F which ties the record for the coldest July on record which occurred in July 1992. Records for the station date back to 1826. During July 2000 there were only two days where the average temperature was above normal. The maximum temperature for the month was 84F making it the first time on record the temperature did not reach 85F in July.

2. The average July 2000 temperature at the Binghampton, NY airport was 64.7F. This was the coldest July recorded since records began in 1951. The previous record was 65.5 in 1956. On July 31st, the high temperature reached 80 degrees, this was the only 80 degree temperature in the month breaking the record for the fewest 80 degree days. The previous record was 3 days set in 1992. Only 203 hours of sunshine (44% of possible) was recorded which made July 2000 the least sunny July. The previous record low sunshine was 212 hours set in 1992. Precipitation recorded for the Jan-July period measured 31,52 inches, the wettest year to date. The previous wettest first 7 months was in 1998 with 29.00 inches, normal rainfall for January through July is 21.14 inches.

3. Coldest July on record at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport. The mean july 2000 temperature was 67.2F, breaking the previous record of 67.5F set in 1956.


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1. Green Bay, WI recorded 4.62 inches of rain in a 24 hour period beginning at 6:44 PM CDT on July 7th. This 24 hour total of 4.62 inches breaks the 24 hour rainfall total for July. The previous record was 4.39 inches set on July 23rd, 1912.

2. The New Orleans International airport received 1.38 inches. This is fall short of the previous driest July 1981 when 1.92 inches fell. Also, at the New orleans Audubon Park station, the total rainfall for the month of July 2000 was 1.49 inches. This broke the previous driest July in 1888 when 2.02 inches of rain fell.


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1. None reported.


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1. Glasgow MT had a 5 second wind gust of 82 MPH during the evening of July 3rd, 2000. This 82 MPH thunderstorm wind gust broke the old record gust of 76 MPH set in August 1997. The maximum five second wind speed is a fairly new reporting phenomenon and only began back in 1995.


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1. None reported yet.


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1. Thick Smoke over Fairbanks, AK. Dense smoke from forest fires will linger over the Fairbanks area. Although smoke from forest fires is seen in interior Alaska every year, the extent and density of the smoke makes it an unusual event. The smoke has been prevalent in the region during the first week of July 2000 and no relief is in site. The combination of light winds and continued forest fires means more smoke in the region. The smoke will be most dense in the late night and early morning hours and lift somewhat in the afternoon.


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