|For additional national, regional, and
statewide data and graphics from 1895-present, for July, the last 3
months or other periods, please visit the Climate At A Glance page.
- July 2006 was the second
warmest July in the 1895-2006 record. The preliminary
nationally averaged temperature was 77.2°F
(25.1°C). The record warmest July was set in 1936, with
an average temperature of 77.5°F (25.3°C) for the
- July had below-average
precipitation nationally, ranking as the 26th driest July in the
1895-2006 record. An average 2.58 inches (66 mm) fell over
the contiguous U.S. in July, 0.3 inches (8 mm) below the 20th
century mean for the month.
- May-July was the third warmest such
period in the 1895-to-present record. The preliminary
nationally averaged May-July temperature was 70.9°F
(21.6°C). May-July was also the 15th driest such period
on record. An average of 7.49 inches (190 mm) of
precipitation fell during the 3-month period.
- The 6-month (Feb-July)
nationally-averaged temperature was 58.1°F (14.5°C),
which ranked as the second warmest such period in the 112-year
record. At 13.73 inches (346 mm), February - July
precipitation was below-normal, which ranked it as 13th driest such
period in the 1895-2006 record.
- January to July has been the
warmest such year-to-date period on record. The nationally
averaged year-to-date temperature was 55.3°F (12.9°C), or
3.2°F (1.8°C) above the 1901-2000 average. The previous
record of 54.8°F (12.7°C) was set in 1934. The
year-to-date also was 22nd driest January-July in the 112-year
record, receiving a national average 16.2 inches (411 mm) of
precipitation during the period, or 1.4 inches (36 mm) below the
20th Century average.
- August 2005 - July 2006 was the
warmest such period in the 1895-2006 record. The preliminary
nationally-averaged 12-month temperature was 55.4°F
(13.0°C). Precipitation was below-average for the August
2005 - July 2006 period, ranking it as the 34th driest August-July
in the 111-year record. Nationally-averaged total 12-month
precipitation was 30.34 inches (771 mm).
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