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Not hot summer: Cooler-than normal temps dominate July

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It has been a cooler-than-normal summer so far, and it looks like that trend will continue through much of August.

The average temperatures have been below normal for July.

Here is the data from July 1-27:

- Waterloo: 69.2 degrees (4.6 degrees below normal)

- Dubuque: 67.6 degrees (4.4 degrees below normal)

- Cedar Rapids: 68.7 degrees (4.3 degrees below normal)

- Iowa City: 69.9 degrees (5.0 degrees below normal)

Dubuque and Cedar Rapids have not had a high temperature of 90+ so far this year. Waterloo and Iowa City have only done it once so far.

There is hot weather out there, but just not where we are. It has been hot in the western part of the U.S. north into western Canada. The atmosphere is always trying to balance itself out. Usually when one part of the country is cooler than normal, another part is warmer than normal.

When you get these big ups and downs in the upper air pattern, it takes a while for conditions (the pattern) to change.

The outlook, through the first two weeks of August keeps our temperatures below normal and precipitation below normal as well.

If this pattern keeps up, we might be at least in one of the top 10 coolest summers on record.

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