Skip to comments.Early numbers show cool July for Iowa
Posted on 08/02/2009 4:10:14 PM PDT by Signalman
(AP) DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa climatologist says temperatures are the coolest this July than any other on record in the state according to preliminary statistics.
Climatologist Harry Hillaker says that's good news for Iowa's agricultural crops like corn and beans. Hillaker says the best crop yields are during cooler summers.
The lowest July average temperature in Iowa was in 1891 at 68.3 degrees. This July the average has been 68.1 degrees. But Hillaker says more temperature reports could alter that number.
There was a low temperature of 42 degrees in Sheldon, Sibley and Spencer on July 19 and again on July 20 in Elkader. The lowest temperature ever recorded in a July in Iowa was 35 degrees in Elkader in 1984.
It’s been unbeliveably cold here. I can’t tell you how many mornings I had to put a sweatshirt on and turn off the fans.
I am in Wisconsin, where we have recovered our *natural air conditioning* (ie: the jet stream has been directly over us for months). The tomatoes want 2 weeks of 85+ weather and my pool would be a lot more comfortable for a lot less money if we had a few nights of 70 with days in the high 80s or more.
I miss summer. I’ll gladly trade you about 15 degrees.
Algore must have had a global warming summit there.
This is the first July on record that Louisville, KY has not recorded a temperature of 90 degrees. In fact, onlt one temperature of 90 was recorded for the entire state (91 degrees in Bowling Green).
“Preliminary” or “early” numbers to what? How much more will we know at any point in the future about July 2009 Iowa temperatures than we know today?
88 here today and warmer this week.
But July was simply awesome. Everyday was like being at a resort.
Hopefully no early frost so the crops mature; they are behind a bit.
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