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Not your Father’s July

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The weather is about as fickle as my computer at work.

You never know what’s going to happen with my computer, but most of the issues are probably pilot error.

The same unknowns hold true for the weather.

We were fortunate to receive 6.1” of rain in June with temperatures well below normal.

Early in the month the lows were in the low to mid 50s.

Over the years it hasn’t been out of the realm of possibility for the lows to be around 90.

Yet with all our wet and unseasonably cool temperatures the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports June in the contiguous United States was the hottest in the 127 years of record keeping.

The average temperature for June in the lower 48 states was 72.6 degrees, NOAA reported.

While the southern tier of the nation from Texas and Oklahoma all the way to Florida was  welcoming below average temperatures, eight states including California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Arizona, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island all set records for the hottest of all time.

Back here at home so far in July we have received 2.7” with many spots, especially in the eastern part of Oklahoma County, a lot more than that.

Still with this unusual weather pattern, only Wednesday and Thursday of this week are highs predicted to reach 90 degrees.

The remainder of the 10-day forecast is for highs only in the 80s with rain chances up to 38 percent for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Not your Father’s July weather.

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