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Record warm July likely in Providence area

There are still 10 days to go in the month, but, thanks to a couple of extended hot stretches, July 2013 is quite likely to be the warmest on record in the Providence area. The low temperature so far this month is 66° on July 13. To put that in perspective, the normal low temperature for the month has ranged from 63° on July 1 to the current 65°. There has not been a single day with a low temperature cooler than two degrees above normal. Of course, there have been a lot of 90°+ high temperatures, too. So far, 11 of the 21 days have reached at least 90° at TF Green Airport.

While there is little, if any, 90° heat in the forecast for the rest of the month, the low temperature will continue to run near to above normal, and the temperature would need to average nearly 3° cooler than normal for the rest of the month in order to not break the record for warmest month. An average temperature of 71° or cooler for the final 10 days of the month  is necessary to drop the average monthly temperature below the current record of 77.5° set in 2010.

July – Warmest on record (since 1905)
Providence (TF Green Airport)

  1. 80.5° – 2013 (through July 21)
  2. 77.5° – 2010
  3. 76.6° – 1999
  4. 76.6° – 1983
  5. 76.4° – 2008

Fred Campagna

President and Chief Meteorologist - Right Weather LLC AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist #756 AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist #126

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