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Words From Jerry
Of course Jerry couldn't do his words this month.

As things turned out, I was the only member at this year's Reunion. Jerry felt sad about that and hoped that next year there would be many more. He already has some ideas about some places to go. This year we went to an old mansion that wasn't that far from his house. It was a nice place to see and tour. Saturday's cookout was great. Jerry's son Kevin did an excellent job setting it up and cooking.

While Jerry still has some health issues, he does seem a little better than when we talked on the phone a month ago.

There hasn't been many hot days this year on Long Island and rainfall has been a little below normal. Just hope that there is no hurricane to raise the rainfall.

Bill from Long Island (VP & Moderator)

July's Weather
  • 1st: The NWS confirmed at least a dozen tornadoes occurred with the derecho Monday/Monday night (IL-5 IA-4 IN-2 MO-1). The Tropical Depression off the Florida coast became TS Arthur.
  • 2nd: Arthur becomes a Cat 1 hurricane off the South Carolina coast. The 8 year period 2005-2014(current) is the Driest on RECORD for downtown Los Angeles. Records back to 1877.
  • 3rd: Hurricane Arthur became a Cat 2 earlier in the day & then made landfall later in the evening between Cape Lookout and Beaufort, N.C. and spawned an EF-1 tornado (100 mph winds) in Duplin Co.
  • 4th: A Cold Front & Arthur becoming a TS brought lots of rain alone the East Coast to Maine.
  • 5th: The McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas recorded its first measurable rainfall since February 28. Phoenix received 0.01 inches of rain, their first measurable rainfall since March 2.
  • 6th: Danville, VA hit 54F for a record low, and Lynchburg, VA tied a record low of 52F. The NWS confirmed an EF-1 tornado tracked 6.25mi in Kent Co. MI; 6 injured (NO WARNING) and an EF-1 Est. Peak Wind: 100 mph Path Length: 3.1 miles on Reinbeck, IA.
  • 8th: The NWS confirmed an EF1 tornado touched down near Brunswick, Ohio (sw of Cleveland). Estimated max wind speeds of 94 mph and 2 more EF-1 in NE Ohio. The NWS did confirmed at least 9 tornadoes spawn from severe storms: NY-3 OH-3 PA-2 WV-1 that caused 5 deaths in NY.
  • 10th: The NWS would confirmed an EF-0 tornado spun thru Virginia Beach VA, leaving 11 injured.
  • 13th: Walla Walla, WA set a record high of 107 F, breaking the record of 106 F set in 2002. The NWS would confirm an EF-1 tornado in Schuyler County NY.
  • 15th: Record lows set in Kansas City (54), Omaha (50) and Pierre, SD (46). O'Brien, OR hit 104 F, the highest temperature measured at the location in 10 years.
  • 16th: Broke record lows: Quincy, IL- 52 (54-1903), Joplin, MO- 50 (59-1976). Wisconsin tied a record low temperature at 48F. The previous record was set in 1966. California is sweltering through its hottest year since records began in 1895. Goodland, KS had a high temperature of 62 F, 28 degrees lower than their normal high of 90 F.
  • 17th: Atlanta, GA broke RECORD LOW with a temp of 61. Old record: 62 in 1965. McAlester, OK reached 67 degrees, breaking their record for the date for the lowest max. temp. (82 in 1987).
  • 18th: After 12 straight days of +90F high temperatures, Spokane, WA only reached 85 Today. Normal high is 84.
  • 20th: DFW tied the record low of 65 set in 1920 for today. This is the 3rd straight day a record low was set or tied at DFW.
  • 21st: The NWS would confirme a long-tracked EF-2 tornado (27-mile damage path) in Polk Co. MN.
  • 23rd: Tropical Depression weakens to a Tropical Wave SE of the Lesser Antillies. Thermal, CA, broke its record high with 119 F; old record: 118, 2006. Record daily high temperature of 96F set at Ely, NV. This breaks the old record of 95F set in 2000. Seattle received 0.76" of rain. That is more rain than the city typically receives in all of July.
  • 24th: 3 people were killed and over 20 injured by a tornado that would be confimred to be an EF-1 in VA. 1st killer tornado since 4/27/11 in VA. Elsinore, CA, broke its high temp record with 112 F; old record: 109, 1943.
  • 25th: 2 small planes were flipped by EF-0 tornado at Massey Ranch Air Park near Edgewater FL. Cincinnati, Ohio, broke low temp record with 55 F; old record: 56, 1931. Stanley, ID, broke its low temp record with 25 F; old record: 26, 1922. San Francisco broke its record high temp with 85 F; old record: 82, 1973.
  • 27th: The NWS would confirm an EF-0 tornado touched down near Wolcott, CT. The NWS would confirm at least 8 tornadoes from rotating storms (TN-3 OH-2 WV-1 CT-1 KY-1).
  • 28th: The NWS would confirm an EF2 tornado struck in Revere, MA. There were no injuries or fatalities but plenty of damage. EF-3 tornado touched down in eastern Tennessee. Austin, Texas, hit 100 for the first time this year.
  • 29th: Record lows in Cincinnati (50), Pittsburgh (51) and Toledo (49). Corpus Christi, TX tied both a record high (100 degrees) and record low (71 degrees.
  • 30th: Atlanta, GA broke record low of 61, set in 1936, by hitting 60. Knoxville, TN, broke its low temp record with 54 F; old record: 58, 1874.
  • 31st: TS Bertha develped east of the southern Lesser Antillies

Virginia Beach

Links 4 You
Thanks to Kevin Shaw here's a website with lots of links
and interesting things about weather in the past
The Weather Doctor
Hot Weather Safety
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Do You Know?
Lighening Facts
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Hurricanes By The Month
(Click to Enlarge)

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