A much warmer than normal July here in Acushnet, with
somewhat above normal rainfall. It was the 2nd. warmest July on my
station records, some 4.0 degrees above the normal mean of 72.4 deg..
This July featured a 4 day Heat Wave on the 4th. thru 7th. of the month
with 93-95-98-93 for temperatures. The 98 deg. reading on July 6th. was
the hottest July temperature since 101 deg. on July 5th. 1999 at this
station. July 2010 saw 7 days with readings of 90 deg. or better.
The warmest July and the warmest month of any month on
my records was July of 1999 which saw a mean of 77.3 degrees, with 12
days reaching 90 deg. or better.
July was the 6th. month in a row this year with above normal
temperatures. Feb.+ 1.3 deg., Mar. + 6.1, Apr. + 5.4, May + 5.0, Jun. + 3.1,
and July + 4.0 degrees.
Lawns quickly became brown in the dry heat of early July, for
no rain fell until a tropical downpour on the 10th. dropped a quick 0.92". Crab
grass soon thrived as 5 t-storm days helped to water the lawns before months
end. July 2010 41deg,44min N 70deg,55min W