Jacksonville gets more than 10 inches of rainfall in July

By Ryne Turke on August 3, 2016 at 2:05pm

The old saying when it rains it pours couldn’t have been any truer for Jacksonville in July.

The WLDS-WEAI recording station received 10.65 inches for the month, higher than 2015’s 8.37 inches and 2014’s 2.27 inches.

On the 3rd we got 0.84 inches and then 2.50 inches the next day. Ranging from the 20-21st, 2.66 inches fell in the city.

The only other day we received more than two inches was on the 14th, when we got 2.10 inches.

Local temperatures varied slightly from previous years. The average high for July of 2016 was just under 85 degrees, compared to 84 degrees in 2015 and 82 in 2014. We hit 90 degrees or higher seven times this month, with the high being 94 on the 22nd and 25th.

The average low temperature for the month was 66 degrees, compared to 65 in 2015 and 58 in 2014.