TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- A lengthy string of above-average temperatures days in July pushed the month into the Tallahassee record books.
With an average temperature of 85.4° at the observation site at Tallahassee International Airport, the figure matched July 1932 for the hottest July the city has had since record-keeping began in the 1890s.
Information released by the local National Weather Service also highlighted July 2015 featuring four days with highs of 100°. Four mornings experienced the warmest low temperature on record for those respective days. Twenty-seven of the 31 days in the month had highs of 93° or above. The average high for most of the month is 92°
Rainfall fell slightly shorter than average by roughly one inch. Thunder at the airport occurred on 21 days.
A persistent upper high-pressure ridge positioned itself in various parts of the Southeast and the southern Plains, helping to enhance the heat. Though thunderstorms were primarily scattered in the afternoon, the atmosphere was well primed for even isolated storms to grow to strong and severe levels. Dozens of severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for parts of the region during the month.
Outlooks from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center forecast an enhanced chance for above-average temperatures for the region in August.