Town News

Kathy Mekelburg



Robbinston weather summary for July: Temperatures averaged normal. However, it was quite warm in the first half and quite cool later in the month. The monthly mean temperature of 65.8 degrees was 0.1 degrees below normal. Maximum temperature was 87 degrees on the 21st, while the minimum was 47 degrees on the 14th and 23rd. This was a July low since 2010 (7 years). There are 12 days with maximums 80 degrees or higher, and 4 days with minimums under 50 degrees. This was the most 40s minimums for July since 2007. The greatest daily temperature range was 35 degrees on the 31st. There were 46 heating degree days or 5 above normal. Cooling degree days totaled 76 or 3 below normal. Season total stands at 127 or 24 above normal.

Total rainfall of 2.07 inches was 1.35 inches below normal. Total since January stands at 35.00 inches or 4.68 inches above normal. Greatest daily amount of .41 inches occurred on the 2nd. There were 10 days with measurable rainfall. July rainfall was only 60 percent of normal, while the June-July rainfall was 69 percent of normal. This situation has created very dry conditions. While water tables are adequate after the very wet spring, stream flow was very low by late July, and crops are becoming quite stressed.

Highest barometer are 30.21 inches on the 26th; the lowest was 29.64 inches on the 8th. Mean monthly humidity was 78.5 percent, lowest was 38 percent on the 30th. Prevailing wind direction was southwest with an average speed of 2.0 miles per hour. Peak wind gust was 30/SSW on the 6th. There were 5 clear days, 15 partly cloudy days, and 11 cloudy days. Daytime sky cover averaged 62 percent. There were 8 days with dense fog. Thunder occurred on 3 days (15th, 20th, 21st).