Preliminary Data Shows Iowa Warmer and Drier Than Normal in July (8/3/17)
According to preliminary data from the Iowa Department of Agriculture the statewide average temperature for July was 75.1 degrees, which is 1.5 degrees above average. Precipitation averaged 2.89 inches which is 1.61 inches less than normal.
This ranks as the 38th warmest and 41st driest July among 145 years of record keeping.
Only 2012 and 2013 brought less July rainfall to the state among the past 25 years.
Preliminary monthly rainfall totals varied from .41 inches at Pocahontas to 13.88 inches at Guttenberg, which was the highest rain total for any month at that location in 86 years of record keeping.