Sheldon, Iowa — July 2020 was an interesting month, weather-wise. While our warmest temperature for the month was above normal, it was cooler than last July’s high.
The warmest temperature for the month of July 2020 came on July 9th and again on the 18th, when the mercury topped out at 91-degrees, some 4-degrees cooler than the warmest temp of July 2019 when the high reached 95-degrees. While this July’s warmest temperature was cooler than that of a year ago, it was 6-degrees WARMER than the average high temperature for July, which is 85.
As for low temperatures in July this year, the coolest reading of 50-degrees came on the last day of the month, and tied with July 2019. However, that was some 11-degrees cooler than the normal low temperature of 61-degrees.
Taking a look at the precipitation category, July 2020 saw lower than average precipitation, with 1.7-inches reported in the KIWA rain gauge….1.65-inches lower than the average July rainfall of 3.35-inches, and a whopping 4.82-inches below the July 2019 total of 6.52-inches of rain, according to records kept by KIWA.
KIWA Radio is the Official Sheldon Weather Observer for the National Weather Service.