More toasty weather expected

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2003

The last four days have felt hot, but the warm spell isn't that unusual, according to Juneau meteorologist Brian Bezenek of the National Weather Service.

"We're fairly close to an average July," Bezenek said. "The last couple days have been nice, but we had some cooler temperatures at the beginning part of the month."

The average high for Juneau in July is 64. The average low is 48. The National Weather Service's average temperatures are based on a 30-year average from 1970 to 2000.

Thursday's high was 77 at 5 p.m. at the Juneau International Airport. That's the hottest temperature recorded this month. But Thursday's average high was 64 and the average low was 49.

No records have been set this month.

Juneau's all-time July high is 90 degrees, recorded on July 7, 1975.

The record high for July 10 is 82 in 1989, and the record low is 38 in 1966. The record high and low for July 11 is 84 in 1989 and 39 in 1954. For July 9, the records are 81 in 1971 and 38 in 1956.

Forecasters expect more 70-degree temperatures today and Saturday, with sprinkles possible both days and lows near 50. The National Weather Service is predicting a 70 percent chance of rain Sunday.

The lowest temperature recorded this month was 44 on the morning of July 7. Juneau has breached 70 on three other days this month. It was 74 on July 1, and 73 on July 7 and 8.

Juneau has received 0.68 inches of precipitation this month. The average precipitation for the complete month of July is 4.16 inches.

Forecasters expected rain and cooler temperatures to arrive before Sunday.

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