July 2009 – Cool, cloudy and wet

By some accounts, July 2009 will go down in the books as one of the cloudiest and rainiest summers in the region since 1985.  I remember that summer because we had just moved into a new home and I was doing a lot of indoor chores including painting that year.

Many also consider July as part of the “year without a summer”.  Although it was cool it was actually less than half a degree cooler in Greater Moncton compared to normal.

The first half of the month was exceptionally cool especially overnight lows with even a risk of frost issued on July 8th and 9th – unheard of for July.  Although frost was not recorded, it dipped to 5.3 C – not a record but very close to it.

The second half of the month was warmer including overnight lows but with no less rain especially on the 22nd, 24th and 31st.

JULY 2009 ALMANAC

Average HIGH  23.5 C

Average LOW  13.0 C

Average  18.3 C (0.3 C below normal)

Extreme LOW  5.3 C (on the 8th)

Extreme HIGH  30.5 C (on the 29th)

Rainfall  133.7 mm (about 30% above normal)

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