NWS Says Last Month Was The Warmest And The 2nd Driest July On Record In Daytona

By on August 1, 2016 in WNDB News

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Volusia County, FL – According to the National Weather Service, July 2016 was the warmest and the 2nd driest July on record in Daytona Beach.

It was the 6th driest July on record in Deland. The total rainfall amount was .71″ in Daytona and 3.49″ in Deland.

According to Derrick Weitlich, Meteorologist at NWS Melbourne, for the beginning of August “there’s increasing rain chances across Volusia county, especially along the coast.”

“For much of East/Central Florida, this is the warmest July on record – and that’s also true for Daytona Beach,” said Weitlich. In Daytona Beach, the average temperature last month was 84.1 degrees. The previous record set in 1998 was 83.5 degrees.

Weitlich also added that we’re seeing the second longest stretch of days with highs above 90 on record. As of Monday, we’re at 34 days in a row with highs at 90 or above and the record, set back in 1977, is 41 consecutive days.

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Dry July

(Photos courtesy NWS Melbourne)

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2016.

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