2 08 2009

 

Highs/lows for July 30th, 2009 - the west is warm, cooler eastward

Coldest July ever for Grand Rapids, Michigan
(Grand Rapids Weather Examiner, August 1, 2009)
http://www.examiner.com/x-16403-Grand-Rapids-Weather-Examiner~y2009m8d1-A-new-record-by-01

Coldest July on Record for Huntington, West Virginia
(WOWK-TV, August 1,  2009)
http://wowktv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=63960

Coolest July Ever for Fort Wayne, Indiana
(Indiana's NewsCenter, August 1,  2009)
http://www.indianasnewscenter.com/news/local/52267097.html

July was coldest on record for International Falls, Minnesota
(FOX 21  News, August 1, 2009)
http://fox21online.com/news/july-was-coldest-record-international-falls

That was the coldest July in Dubuque, Iowa Ever
(Dubuque Telegraph Herald,  August 1, 2009)
http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=251827

Of course, there was also some high temperature records set too, for example in Seattle

Northwest dries out in record triple-digit heat (AP)

The National Weather Service in Seattle recorded 103 degrees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, breaking a previous record of 100 degrees, set in downtown Seattle in 1941 and repeated at the airport in 1994.

The placement of the ASOS thermometer may have contributed to that high temperature record.

See this map, the red/white striped pole just left of the runway is the ASOS anemometer and wind vane mast. The temperature sensor is on the NW to SE line of dots. Airports do tend to run warmer: