CLEVELAND - Last month was the second warmest July on record across the Greater Cleveland area.
The National Weather Service said in their monthly summary report on Wednesday the area wound up with a mean daily average of 78.0 degrees. This beats the 2nd warmest on record set just last year.
This year's toasty July was 4.5 degrees warmer than normal with the highest temperatures of the year occuring during the month on both July 7th and 17th when the mercury hit 98 degrees.
July also saw 11 days where temperatures were at least 90 degrees or better. Only July 17th set a new record high at 98 degrees.
By contrast, the coldest low temperature of the month was 60 degrees on July 11th. The average daily low was 68.7 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
The hot and humid weather also help squeeze out a little more rain than normal. In July, Cleveland received 4.32 inches of rainfall, or .86 more than usual. So far for 2012, the area sits at 19.12 inches of rain, or 3.03 inches below normal with moderate conditions being reported across the entire state of Ohio.
Here is a look at how other major cities fared for the month:
- Cleveland: +4.5 degrees | +.86 inches of rain
- Akron/Canton: +5.5 degrees | -.12 inches of rain
- Mansfield: +5.2 degrees | -2.46 inches of rain
- Youngstown: +4.3 degrees | +1.70 inches of rain
- Toledo: +4.4 degrees | +.22 inches of rain