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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 1:02 AM CDT on August 02, 2014


... July 2014 becomes a top ten year for cool temperatures across
the region...

If you were expecting temperature routinely hanging around 90
degrees for highs and near 70 degrees for lows in July, then you
received a "cool" surprise this year.

July 2014 turned out to be one of the top ten coolest for the
following location(s), since records have been kept at these
observation sites.

In Cape Girardeau, the average monthly temperature was 73.6
degrees and makes it the coldest July on record since 1961. The next
coldest year, with an average monthly temperature of 74.6 degrees,
occurred in 2009.

Cape Girardeau Missouri also tied its daily record low of 56
degrees on the 29th of July. The record on that date was last set
back in 1994.

In Evansville, Indiana, the average monthly temperature for July
was 74.3 degrees, making it the 5th coldest July on record since
1896. The coldest July so far was in the year 1947, with an
average monthly temperature of 72.8 degrees.

On July 15th, Evansville reported a record cool high temperature of
74 degrees. This surpassed an 117 year old record of 75 degrees,
that occurred in the year 1897,

Paducah Kentucky, with an average monthly temperature of 75.0
degrees, actually tied with the year 1950, as the 3rd coldest July
since weather records began in 1937.

A new daily record low was set in Paducah with on July 17th with
a temperature of 56 degrees. The temperature of 56 degrees also
tied a record low for July 29th, last set in 1994.

Paducah Kentucky dropped below 60 degrees 11 times in July setting a
record for most days below 60 degrees surpassing the old record of 8
days in July 1947.


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