Last month was one of the coolest Julys in Missouri since recordkeeping began 120 years ago.
According to State Climatologist Pat Guinan, preliminary numbers indicate that Missouri’s average temperature was just below 73 degrees, about 5 degrees below normal for July.
Guinan said that definitely ranks 2014 in the top 5 coolest Julys, and may even tie the month for second place.
Missouri also had about an inch and a half less rain than normal for July. But Guinan said that didn’t cause too much of a problem for the region because it wasn’t as hot as usual.