Temperatures in John Day averaged slightly warmer than normal during the month of July, according to preliminary data received by NOAA’s National Weather Service.
The average temperature was 70.6 degrees, which was 1.7 degrees above normal. High temperatures averaged 90.6 degrees, which was 2.4 degrees above normal. The highest was 99 degrees on July 20. Low temperatures averaged 50.5 degrees, which was 0.9 degrees above normal. The lowest was 43 degrees, on July 17.
On 16 days, the temperature exceeded 90 degrees.
Precipitation totaled only a trace during July, which was 0.60 inches below normal.
Precipitation this year has reached 7.57 inches, which is 0.75 inches below normal. Since October, the water year precipitation at John Day has been 11.93 inches, which is 0.03 inches above normal.
The highest wind gust was 34 mph which occurred on July 26.
During the month of July, there were seven lightning flashes detected in the vicinity of John Day, according to Earth Networks.
The outlook for August from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center calls for above-normal temperatures and near- to below-normal precipitation. Normal highs for John Day during August are 88.2 degrees, and normal lows are 48.3 degrees. The 30-year normal precipitation is 0.64 inches.
The National Weather Service is an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department.