The month was about 2½ levels hotter than common, Hoppes stated, with precipitation operating 1.9 inches under regular. A month-to-month complete of 1.7 inches of rain had been measured as of Monday morning on the recording station on the Grand Forks airport.
A slight probability of thunderstorms was potential but Monday, Hoppes stated, but when no rain falls, the month might be among the many prime seven driest on report for July. The subsequent driest July was 1973, which had solely zero.ninety two inches of rain. The No. 1 spot was zero.forty nine inches in 1989.
The three-month interval from Might by way of July had a complete of eight.14 inches of precipitation, Hoppes stated, with most of it, 5.sixty three inches, falling in June. Probably the most precipitation for a similar interval was thirteen.ninety nine inches in 1995.
The typical temperature for the month thus far Monday morning was seventy one.2 levels on the airport, Hoppes stated, making it the tenth warmest July on report. The typical tends to be greater there, he defined, as a result of data solely date again to 1965.
Hoppes stated the excessive probably was to hit ninety levels Monday in Grand Forks. That might be solely the second time the thermometer hit the 90s all summer time — Grand Forks had a excessive of ninety one on the Fourth of July and ninety three on June 2.
The remainder of the week will settle down a bit, with highs within the low 80s Tuesday earlier than dropping to the low 70s Wednesday and Thursday.
The temps will bounce to the mid-70s by Friday however aren’t anticipated to creep again into the 80s till subsequent week, Hoppes stated. The typical temperature for this time of yr is eighty two levels.
Hoppes predicted as much as a 60 % probability of rain Wednesday, with solely a 30 to forty % probability of rain within the morning Thursday.
The weekend is predicted to remain dry with simply an opportunity of rain Saturday in northern Minnesota, he stated.