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Summer heat slow to get going

July temperatures have been nearly 10 degrees cooler than they’ve been in recent years


Last updated 8/15/2019 at 9:01am

How does warmer mean we’re cooler?

When the vast northern Pacific Ocean sea surface temperatures are just a bit above normal which has meant so far in July 2019 has been notably cooler than most of the five prior first full months of summer.

Through July, the average high temperature is 81.6 degrees, the low 57.2 with over a half-inch of precipitation — .29 of that falling in one day, July 17. The closest comparison was that of July 2016 according to the National Weather Service office in Spokane when the averages were 81 and 56.9 with .27 inches of rain falling.

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