A monthly electronic newsletter summarizing Minnesota’s climate conditions and the resulting impact on water resources. Distributed on the Wednesday following the first Monday of each month.
State Climatology Office – DNR Waters
compiled: August 4, 2010
What happened in July:
â– July 2010 rainfall totals fluctuated widely across Minnesota. July rainfalls totals ranged from less than two inches in southern Lake County and southern St. Louis County, to over ten inches in northern Otter Tail County. Historically, average July rainfall totals vary from just over three inches in northwestern Minnesota to just over four inches in eastern Minnesota counties. Very heavy July rainfall was also reported in portions of Beltrami, Koochiching, Itasca, St. Louis, Becker, Wadena, Cass, Douglas, Todd, Jackson, Martin, and Mower counties.
[see: July 2010 Climate Summary Table | July Rainfall - Departure from Normal | July Rainfall Facts for International Falls]
â– Outbreaks of severe weather and/or heavy rain occurred frequently during July. Tornadoes, hail, damaging winds, and flooding rains were reported in Minnesota on July 1, 3, 10, 13, 14, 17, and 27.
[see: Heavy Rains: July 1 | Heavy Rains: July 3 | Severe Weather: July 14 | Severe Weather: July 17 | Severe Weather: July 27]
â– Monthly mean temperatures for July 2010 were near, to somewhat above, historical averages across Minnesota. July temperatures were generally one to three degrees above normal. Extreme temperature values for July ranged from a high of 98 degrees at Browns Valley and Wheaton on the 17th, to a low of 35 degrees at Embarrass on the 1st.
[see: July 2010 Climate Summary Table | July Temperatures Facts for Duluth]