The July contiguous U.S. average temperature was 73.9°F, 0.2°F above the 20th century average, and it ranked near the middle value in the 121-year period of record. The average contiguous U.S. temperature for January–July was 53.0°F, 1.7°F above the 20th century average and the 10th warmest year-to-date on record.
The July precipitation total for the contiguous United States was 3.16 inches, 0.38 inch above average. This was the 14th wettest July on record, and it marked the fourth consecutive month with above-average precipitation for the Lower 48. Above average precipitation was observed across much of the West, Great Plains, and Ohio Valley. Below-average precipitation was observed in parts of the Southeast, Great Lakes, and Northwest.
This monthly summary is provided by NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.
The maps below show how the average temperature, and precipitation values for the month of May 2015 deviate from the 30-year normals (1981-2010).
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