Monthly Climatological Summary
Norman 3SE, Cleveland Co., OK (Lat 35^10'57"N, Lon 97^25'27"W, elev 1130)
July 2004
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     Temperature  Precipitation  Snow      AM         PM
      Max   Min    Water Snow    Depth     Wx         Wx      
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01   85.5  65.7     .86   0.0      0      +TSRA       SCT
02   91.4  72.5     .03   0.0      0      -TSRA       SCT
03   91.8  71.6     .00   0.0      0       TS         SKC
04   93.4  73.9     .00   0.0      0       BKN        BKN
05   91.8  74.3     .00   0.0      0       BKN        FEW
06   88.7  65.1     .17   0.0      0       TSRA       BKN
07   86.7  63.7     .66   0.0      0      +TSRA       SCT
08   93.0  73.4     .00   0.0      0       SCT        SCT
09   89.8  70.9     .00   0.0      0       BKN        BKN
10   92.5  71.1     .00   0.0      0       SCT        BKN
11   93.0  71.8     .00   0.0      0       SCT        SKC
12   92.1  72.5     .00   0.0      0       SKC        SKC
13   94.8  71.6     .00   0.0      0       SKC        SKC
14   96.6  70.9     .00   0.0      0       SCT        SCT
15   97.3  71.4     .00   0.0      0       SKC        SKC
16   97.9  73.2     .00   0.0      0       BKN        BKN
17   90.5  70.9     .00   0.0      0       BKN        BKN
18   88.9  66.9     .00   0.0      0       BKN        SKC
19   93.4  67.1     .00   0.0      0       SKC        SKC
20   95.5  70.2     .00   0.0      0       SKC        SCT
21   93.4  71.4     .00   0.0      0       SKC        SKC
22   94.1  71.1     .00   0.0      0       SKC        SKC
23   96.1  70.2     .63   0.0      0       SCT       +TSRA
24   82.2  65.8     .95   0.0      0      +TSRA       SCT
25   76.6  62.2     .00   0.0      0       OVC        OVC
26   79.5  62.2     .00   0.0      0       SCT        SKC
27   87.4  59.7     .00   0.0      0       SCT        BKN
28   73.4  67.5    2.23   0.0      0      -RA        +RA
29   74.9  67.8     .10   0.0      0      -RA        -DZ
30   85.8  68.4       T   0.0      0      -DZ         SCT
31   89.6  66.4     .00   0.0      0       SKC        SKC


KEY TO AM/PM WX: SKC - sky clear, FEW - few clouds, SCT -
partly cloudy, BKN - mostly cloudy, OVC - overcast, RA -
rain, SHRA - rain shower, DZ - drizzle, TS - thunderstorm,
TSRA - thunderstorm with rain.


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Means and Totals for July 2004
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Average Maximum Temperature:      89.6
Average Minimum Temperature:      69.1

Mean Temperature:                 79.3

Maximum Temperature:              97.9  (7-16-04)
Minimum Temperature:              59.7  (7-27-04)

Days with max temperature 90.0F+:   18             Year:      29
Days with max temperature <32.0F:    0             Year:       2
Days with min temperature <32.0F:    0             Year:      35
Days with min temperature <0.0F:     0             Year:       0

Precipitation:                    5.63             Year:   22.13
Greatest one-day precipitation:   2.23  (7-28-04)

Snowfall:                          0.0            Year:       T
Greatest one-day snowfall:         0.0
Maximum snow depth at midnight:      0

Days with measureable pcpn:          8             Year:      59
Days with pcpn 1.00"+:               1             Year:       6
Days with measureable snowfall:      0             Year:       0
Days with snowfall 1"+:              0             Year:       0
Days with glaze ice:                 0             Year:       2
Days with damaging wind:             0             Year:       2
Days with hail:                      0             Year:       3
Days with thunderstorms:             7             Year:      35
Days with fog:                       0             Year:      13

NOTICE: All temperatures are in degrees Fahrenheit and all precipitation values in inches. Snowfall totals denoted by an asterisk indicate hail.


Summary....July 2004 was quite a change from the blistering hot Julys central Oklahoma had seen in recent years. Wet ground and lush vegetation from all the rain throughout June and early July helped keep temperatures in check during the mid-month dry spell. It wasn't until the 3rd week of the month that all the vegetation started turning brown. That quickly changed however when wet weather returned to the area on the 23rd. The last week of the month was more like October than July, with temperatures at times struggling to get out of the 70s during the day. Heavy rain fell for much of the day on the 28th, as this part of Norman had more than 2 inches of rain in a single day for the first time in almost 3 years. The high of 73.4 that day was actually reached at midnight, as temperatures stayed in the upper 60s most of the day due to the persistent low overcast and heavy rain.

Turlock CA hasn't seen a repeat of last year's monsoon so far, recording zero rainfall for the second straight month. July marks the first month of the 2004-05 rainfall season.