The overnight precipitation in the Clinton area total about one-third of an inch according to Clinton area weather observer Jim Blaess. Check ‘more’ for details on temperatures and what it would take for record lows this week.
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It was a dry start for August with some rain in the last couple of weeks and temperatures finished about normal.
Until the rains last Thursday this month had been driest August in weather records according to weather observer Jim Blaess.
He said until last Thursday there had been just over one-tenth of an inch of rain.
Tuesday was the first time the temperature has reached 90 degrees this year. Official Clinton area weather observer Jim Blaess says July 22nd is the third latest date for recording a 90 degree or higher temperature. He says the other later dates were July 26 1951 and August 4th in 2008.
Clinton area official weather observer Jim Blaess says the temperature dropped to 51 degrees and that tied the record low for July 16th first set in 1930 and tied in 1945
With highs in the 70’s predicted this week, Blaess says the normal high temperature for mid-July is in the
The weather observer also pointed out that one year ago on the 16th was the start of four days in a row of temperatures in the 90’s with 91 on 16th and 94 on the 17th – 18th and 19th.