Cool and Dry
The third week of July was drier than normal for the vast majority of the region. About half the region received less than 0.25” of rain, with significant areas in six states receiving no rain at all. Temperatures remained below normal for most of the Midwest, continuing the pattern set up earlier in the month. The coolest area was southern Illinois where temperatures were up to 7°F below normal and ranged up to 2°F above normal in northern Minnesota. Read more in the July 24 Midwest Climate Watch.
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