Public Information Statement

Issued: August 4, 2006

...SUMMER CONTINUES TO BE WARM FOR CENTRAL ALABAMA...

AS AUGUST BEGINS...THE SUMMER HEAT CONTINUES TO BEAR DOWN ON CENTRAL ALABAMA WITH LITTLE TO NO RELIEF IN SIGHT. HIGH TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO REGISTER WELL ABOVE NORMALS FOR ALL LOCATIONS IN ALABAMA. NOT HELPING MATTERS IS THE ONGOING DROUGHT OCCURRING ACROSS MUCH OF THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES.

INTERESTINGLY...IT WAS A TALE OF TWO VERY DIFFERENT CITIES ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA DURING THE MONTH OF JULY. BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT RECEIVED NEAR NORMAL RAINFALL THIS PAST MONTH WHILE MONTGOMERY AIRPORT WAS NEARLY 3.5 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. UNLIKE BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT...MOST OBSERVATION SITES ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA HAVE DEFICITS LIKE THE MONTGOMERY AIRPORT WHICH IS INDICATIVE OF THE CURRENT DROUGHT ACROSS THE AREA.

HERE ARE SOME STATS FOR JUNE AND JULY:

JUNE HIGH TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION DATA

LOCATION - AVG HIGH TEMP - NORMAL(DEPARTURE) - RANK(SINCE 1970)
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BHM..............91.3...........87.5(+3.8)........4TH WARMEST
MGM..............93.2...........90.6(+2.6)........3RD WARMEST

LOCATION - PRECIP - NORMAL(DEPARTURE) - RANK(SINCE 1970)
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BHM..............4.77...........3.78(+0.99).......15TH WETTEST
MGM..............4.39...........4.13(+0.26).......15TH WETTEST

 

JULY HIGH TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION DATA

LOCATION - AVG HIGH TEMP - NORMAL(DEPARTURE) - RANK(SINCE 1970)
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BHM..............93.3...........90.6(+2.7)........7TH WARMEST
MGM..............95.3...........92.7(+2.6)........4TH WARMEST

LOCATION - PRECIP - NORMAL(DEPARTURE) - RANK(SINCE 1970)
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BHM..............5.03...........5.09(-0.06).......18TH WETTEST
MGM..............1.87...........5.31(-3.44).......4TH DRIEST

HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR JUNE AND JULY
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BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT........92.3........3RD WARMEST SINCE 1970
MONTGOMERY AIRPORT........94.3........4TH WARMEST SINCE 1970

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