Nashville's 2nd Hottest and 4th Wettest July on Record

...JULY IN NASHVILLE WAS THE 2ND HOTTEST AND 4TH WETTEST ON RECORD...

 

JULY CONTINUED THE TREND OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN NASHVILLE

WITH TEMPERATURES AVERAGING 4.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL...MAKING JULY

2012 THE 2ND HOTTEST JULY ON RECORD AND THE HOTTEST IN NEARLY 60 YEARS.

 

TEN HOTTEST JULY'S ON RECORD.

 

1. 1954...84.1 DEGREES...HOTTEST JULY ON RECORD

2. 2012...83.5

3. 1930...83.4

4. 1901...83.4

5. 1993...83.3

6. 1952...83.0

7. 2011...83.0

8. 1980...82.8

9. 1969...82.7

10.1874...82.6

 

THERE'S BEEN 9 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN

NASHVILLE. THE MOST CONSECUTIVE MONTHS EVER WITH ABOVE NORMAL

TEMPERATURES IN NASHVILLE IS 12 THAT SPAN FROM MAY 1881 TO APRIL

1882. THERE WAS STRETCH OF 10 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS FROM MAY 1998 TO

FEBRUARY 1999...AND A STRETCH OF 11 MONTHS FROM MAY 2007 TO MARCH 2008.

 

THERE WERE 6 DAYS OF TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES IN JULY 2012...FIVE

CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES WHICH IS THE MOST IN

THE MONTH OF JULY...TIED WITH 1881.

 

THE MOST DAYS WITH 100 DEGREES OR ABOVE IN THE MONTH OF JULY IS 9

DAYS BACK IN 1930. THERE WERE 8 DAYS IN 1954...AND 7 DAYS IN 1881.

 

THERE WERE 16 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES 95 DEGREES AND ABOVE IN JULY. THE

MOST DAYS IN JULY WITH 95 DEGREES AND ABOVE IS 19 DAYS IN 1952. THERE

WERE 18 DAYS IN 1954...AND 1930...AND 17 IN 1980.

 

NASHVILLE HAD ITS HOTTEST JULY 4TH ON RECORD IN 2012 WHEN THE

HIGH FOR THE DAY WAS 103 DEGREES AND LOW WAS 89. IN CONTRAST THE

COOLEST JULY 4TH ON RECORD WAS IN 1968...WHEN THE HIGH WAS 81

DEGREES AND THE LOW WAS 55 DEGREES.

 

NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR NASHVILLE SET IN JULY 2012

 

JULY 1ST...105...PREVIOUS RECORD 101 IN 1954

JULY 4TH...103...PREVIOUS RECORD 101 IN 1948

JULY 5TH...104...PREVIOUS RECORD 101 IN 1954

JULY 6TH...105...PREVIOUS RECORD 100 IN 1874

JULY 7TH...104...PREVIOUS RECORD 102 IN 1954

 

A NEW RECORD HIGHEST DAILY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (NIGHTTIME LOW) WAS SET

ON JULY 1ST WHEN THE LOW WAS 81 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 77 DEGREES

SET BACK IN 1993.

 

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF JULY WAS 93.9 DEGREES

AND THE AVERAGE LOW WAS 73.0 DEGREES. THE NORMAL (30 YEAR) HIGH FOR JULY

IS 88.7 DEGREES...AND THE NORMAL LOW IS 69.5 DEGREES.

 

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE DURING THE MONTH WAS 105 DEGREES ON THE

1ST AND 6TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 68 DEGREES ON THE 30TH.

 

JULY 2012 IN NASHVILLE ENDED AS THE 4TH WETTEST JULY ON RECORD AND

THE WETTEST IN MORE THAN 100 YEARS.

 

TEN WETTEST JULY'S ON RECORD IN NASHVILLE.

 

1. 1878...9.43 INCHES...WETTEST JULY ON RECORD.

2. 1897...8.53

3. 1879...8.47

4. 2012...8.38

5. 1936...8.33

6. 1875...8.12

7. 1896...7.83

8. 1950...7.75

9. 1973...7.67

10.1967...7.46

 

RAINFALL IN JULY TOTALED 8.38 INCHES WHICH WAS 4.74 INCHES ABOVE

NORMAL. THE WET JULY CAME ON THE HEELS OF THE 2ND DRIEST JUNE ON

RECORD IN NASHVILLE.

 

A NEW CALENDAR DAY RAINFALL RECORD WAS SET ON JULY 14TH WHEN 1.68

INCHES OR RAIN FELL BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 1.59 INCHES

SET BACK IN 1947.

 

THERE WERE 9 DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORMS IN JULY 2012 IN NASHVILLE. ON

AVERAGE THERE WERE 9 DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORMS IN JULY.

 

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED WAS 4.8 MILES AN HOUR. THE FASTEST GUST WAS

47 MILES AN HOUR ON THE 19TH.

 

FOG OCCURRED ON 12 DAYS. THERE WERE NO DAYS WITH DENSE FOG.

 

 

 

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BOYD

 



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