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.
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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