Temperature

The July 2019 contiguous U.S. temperature was 74.6°F, 1.0°F above the 20th century average ranking in the upper third of the 125-year record. This tied with 1917 as the 27th warmest July for the contiguous United States. Alaska reported its warmest July and month on record with an average temperature of 58.1°F, 5.4°F above average and 0.8°F more than the previous warmest month, which occurred in July 2004.

Rainfall

The July precipitation total for the contiguous U.S. was 2.69 inches, 0.09 inch below average, and ranked in the middle third of the 125-year period of record. This was the first near-average precipitation month so far in 2019.