PENDLETON – Temperatures at John Day averaged slightly warmer than normal during the month of July, according to preliminary data from NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton.

The average temperature was 69.3 degrees, 0.4 degrees above normal.

High temperatures averaged 89.4 degrees, 1.2 degrees above normal. The highest was 99 degrees on July 9. Low temperatures averaged 49.3 degrees, 0.3 degrees below normal. The lowest was 36 degrees, on July 4.

On 14 days, the temperature exceeded 90 degrees.

Precipitation totaled 0.69 inches during July, which was 0.09 inches above normal. Measurable precipitation – at least .01 inch – was received on four days with the heaviest, 0.30 inches, reported on July 1.

The outlook for August from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center calls for near to 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.

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