Illinois Has Coolest July on Record, Cool Summer Leaves New Yorkers With ‘Disorders’

The Illinois state climatologist reported on Friday that the preliminary assessment of last month’s temperatures tied the record for the coolest July in recorded history but that as the data is further quantified it will likely break the record.

State Climatologist Jim Angel reported that the statewide average temperature in July was 70.3 degrees which tied the record low set in 2009.

July started with temperatures between 4 and 8 degrees below normal throughout the Midwest

The year 1936 came in as the hottest July with an average of 82.8 degrees. 2012 was the second warmest with readings of 81.8 degrees. July and August are usually the warmest months for the state.

“So in six years, we have experienced the 2nd warmest and twice the coldest July on record,” Angel, state climatologist since 1997, wrote.

Unfortunately for farmers, rain fall is a bit less than average for Illinois having averaged 3.4 inches, about a half an inch below the average.

Earlier in the month, at 65 degrees July 8th came in as the coolest July 8th in 118 years. The only colder on recorded was in 1891 when the temperature was measured at 61 degrees. By the 8th of this year it was the 12th time since Summer began that the daytime temperature had failed to reach 70 degrees.

Meanwhile across the country to the east, the big city of New York is claiming that this year’s cool Summer means citizens are ending up with SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder.

“Following the long, cold winter, they just expected a really long, hot summer, so they’re not seeing that,” Psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert said.

One would think that New Yorkers are supposed to be tougher than that. In Chicago they just shoot each other, so maybe everyone just moping around in New York isn’t so bad.

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  • alanstorm

    “Cool Summer Leaves New Yorkers With ‘Disorders’”

    You are really evil, to tempt me with that.

  • jim_m

    Sorry. No matter what the temperature, there is nothing cool about Illinois.

    • warnertoddhuston

      Don’t i know it.

  • LiberalNightmare

    Sounds like an inconvenient truth to me.

  • Walter_Cronanty

    It doesn’t matter. The lowest July temperature on record in Illinois was obviously caused by CAGW!! Get rid of fossil fuels – raise our electric rates, or we all are doomed. Get with the program, Warner.

  • GarandFan

    “Following the long, cold winter, they just expected a really long, hot summer, so they’re not seeing that,”

    New Yawkers always have to have something to complain about.

  • Walter_Cronanty

    Is there no end to the hell that is CAGW? “Death Valley, Calif., which is known for being the world’s hottest location, maxed out at a relatively chilly 89 degrees on Sunday. This temperature – nearly 30 degrees below average – was its coolest high temperature on record for the date by a whopping 15 degrees. The previous record of 104 was set in 1945.”

  • Walter_Cronanty

    Obviously, the observed data is wrong and needs a good massage: “A paper published in the Journal of Climate finds from 800,000 observations a significant decrease in longwave infrared radiation from increasing greenhouse gases over the 14 year period 1996-2010 in the US Great Plains. CO2 levels increased ~7% over this period and according to AGW theory, downwelling IR should have instead increased over this period….

    The findings contradict the main tenet of AGW theory which states increasing greenhouse gases including the primary greenhouse gas water vapor and clouds will cause an increase of downwelling longwave infrared “back-radiation.”…

    The paper also finds a negative trend in precipitable water vapor, as do other global datasets, again the opposite of predictions of AGW theory that warming allegedly from CO2 will increase precipitable water vapor in the atmosphere to allegedly amplify warming by 3-5 times.”

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/08/05/bombshell-study-shows-greenhouse-gas-induced-warming-dropped-for-the-past-14-years/#more-114122

  • Retired military

    I blame Bush. And Global warming. THey are responsible for everything else.

    • alanstorm

      Of course it’s Bush’s fault! When he left the WH, he took along the evil weather machine that he used to hit New Orleans with a hurricane.

      I’m surprised the MSM isn’t all over this….

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