Monday, July 30, 2012

Indianapolis Smashes 1936 Record for Warmest Month in History, Most 90° and 95° Days

With a high of 91° as of 2 pm today, Indianapolis is virtually certain to break its all-time record highest average temperature for a month. The National Weather Service reports:
July 2012 will go down in history as the warmest month of record at Indianapolis. The average temperature for July will remain near 84 degrees...eclipsing the previous record of 82.8 degrees set in July 1936 by nearly one degree. The average monthly temperature was 84.1 degrees through the first 29 days.

The temperature will exceed 90 degrees on both Monday and Tuesday at the Indianapolis International Airport. The number of 90-degree days for the month will climb to 28 ... besting the old record of July 1901 by 3 days. At the end of July the total number of 90-degrees for the year will be 43...the most for a year since 1988. The record is 58 days set in 1983.

July's record for the most 95-degree days in a month is expected to climb to 19 on Tuesday. The previous record of 16 was set in July 1936. The total number for the year will increase to 22 days ... trailing only 1936 with 31 and 1988 with 23.

The number of 100-degrees days for the month will likely remain at 7...second only to July 1936 which had 9 days. The yearly total will also remain at 9 days...trailing only 1936 with 12 and 1934 with 10. The current forecasts do not indicate any 100 degree temperatures for the Indianapolis area. The latest 100-degree reading for the Indianapolis area occurred on September 15, 1939.
National Climatic Data Center records show that Indianapolis climate history began in 1871:
Station Thread for Indianapolis Area, IN
Name Period in Thread
1 INDIANAPOLIS INTL AP 01/1943 to 12/2011
2 INDIANAPOLIS WB CITY 09/1896 to 12/1942
3 INDIANAPOLIS (supplied by NWS) 02/1871 to 08/1896

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