WEATHER BLOG: Above normal rainfall in July

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July was a wet month, which is normally the case. But this year we had above all normal rainfall on all reporting sites, with the St. Pete / Clearwater Airport reporting over 18 inches of rain in July!

The precipitation report at Tampa International is incomplete due to a failure of the weather station there on July 5. We know that there was heavier rain around the airport that day, but this was not reported in the rain gauge. So the 11.01 inches reported in Tampa may have been even higher.

Remember that the “normals” below are based on an average of the past 30 years.

Tampa

Precipitation 11.01 “*

+ 3.94 “above normal

Highest temperature 94 2md, 14th

Lowest temperature 72 19th

Average temperature 83.1 + 0.1 above normal

Plant City

Precipitation 10.36 “

+ 2.76 “above normal

Highest temperature 99 2nd, 6th17th30th31st

Lowest temperature 72 22nd

Average temperature 85

Lakeland

Precipitation 10.31 “

+ 2.82 “above normal

Highest temperature 96 30th & 31st

Lowest temperature 72 at 21st & 22nd

Average temperature 83.7 +1.7 above normal

Winter Haven

Precipitation 11.91 “

+4.41 “above normal

Highest temperature 99 3rd

Lowest temperature 73 27th31st

Average temperature 84.8 +1.9 above normal

Sarasota / Bradenton

Precipitation 13.92 ”

+ 5.94 “above normal

Highest temperature 94 out of 16th & 31st

Lowest temperature 71 out of 20th

Average temperature 82.6 +0.2 above normal

Brooksville

Precipitation 12.90 “

+ 4.86 “above normal

Highest temperature 97 4th

Lowest temperature 70 22nd

Average temperature 82.2 +1.5 above normal

Inverness

Precipitation 9.46 “

+ 2.07 “above normal

Highest temperature 99 1st

Lowest temperature 70 1st18th23rd

Average temperature 82.8 +1.3 above normal

St. Pete / Clearwater

Precipitation 18.09 ”

+8.79 above normal

Highest temperature 94 5th

Lowest temperature 70 31st

Average temperature 82.0 -1.2 below normal

St. Petersburg

Rainfall 13.48 ”

+6.14 above normal

Highest temperature 95 16th & 31st

Lowest temperature 73 20th

Average temperature 83.7 -0.2 below normal

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