Sunday, August 2, 2015

Extreme July In Many Places; Pretty Average Here in Vermont

Mud coats the streets of Barre Vermont
after a July 19 flash flood. Weather wasn't too
extreme in Vermont in July, but as
you can see here, there were exceptions.  
July 2015 was the hottest month on record up in Seattle. After a record wet spring and early summer, parts of Texas has an incredibly dry July. It was the driest on record in Waco.

Here in Vermont, most of the extremes avoided us.  

Burlington, Vermont's mean temperature was 71.7 degrees, just 1.1 degrees warmer than normal. St. Johnsbury and Montpelier, Vermont were both a bit cooler than normal.

Burlington had 4.67 inches of rain, wetter than normal, but not in record territory. Northern Vermont was on the wet side, the southern reaches of the state were a bit dry.

That's not to say there weren't a few extremes. Severe weather in July, 2015 wasn't as bad as in some summer months in Vermont over the past few years, but don't tell that to anybody in Barre or surrounding towns.

On July 19, a severe flash flood swept through Barre, coating streets in mud and seriously damaging a number of homes and businesses.

Which proves that even in a month that wasn't all that wild overall, local weather can really be an exception to the rule.

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