If you didn’t think July in Kansas City was too bad this year, you’d be correct.
The Kansas City area enjoyed one of its coolest Julys on record. Since 1888, there have only been three other years where it was cooler — 1891, 1950 and 2009, according to data from the National Weather Service.
Kansas City finished the month with an average high of 74 degrees, about 4 degrees below normal.
The average high was 84 degrees while the average low was 64.
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The warmest days were July 22 and 25, when it reached 96 degrees, while the coldest temperature was 53 degrees on July 3.
July wasn’t a blip either. The whole year has been one of the coolest on record for Kansas City.
Through Aug. 3, this year has been tied for the fifth-coolest on record, dating back to 1889.
Here’s a look at the 10 lowest temps, through the years, through Aug. 3:
1) 49 in 1979
2) 49.9 in 1978
3) 50.6 in 1912
4) 51.2 in 1982
5) 51.6 in 2014 and 1904
7) 51.7 in 1993
8) 51.8 in 1891
9) 51.9 in 1899
10) 52 in 1996, 1985 and 1984
Kansas City has yet to reach 100 degrees this year. If highs fail to climb to 100 degrees, this will be the first time since 2009 that Kansas City has failed to do so.
The last time Kansas City saw a 100-degree-day was on Sept. 8, 2013.
According to the latest Climate Prediction Center’s forecast, temperatures are also expected to be below in August.
Robert A. Cronkleton, email@example.com