July Weather

July Weather

July 1, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

Summer finds itself more at home this month than in any other.  The temperatures reach their annual maximum during the last week of this month, even though the Sun reached its greatest strength on the first day of summer.  It takes the Earth a while to heat up, which in turns heats the air above it, resulting in the lag time of the season.  Though days are getting shorter, the evenings only lose some 20 minutes through the entire month, permitting the sun to be the dominant weather factor.  The localized heating of the atmosphere, combined with the wind direction and the particular arrangement of hills and mountains means a more-or-less daily chance of a late day thunderstorm.  This interesting combination of sun and storms makes July both the sunniest and the wettest month across most of Vermont.

Find the latest forecast at Eye on the Sky !

July Records and Averages

Warmest: 75.2°F in 1921        Coldest: 65.0°F in 1956

Wettest: 9.16 inches in 2008      Driest: 0.96 inches in 1919

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