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Weather Blog: July Rain Quenches The Heat

by Mario Gomez

khou.com

Posted on July 29, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Updated Sunday, Jul 29 at 8:32 AM

A look back at all the rainy days we had in July and you can see how they really took down the heat we usually see in July. So far we've only had 5 days with temperatures above 95+. Last year during the drought Houston saw as many as 26 days. On average Houston sees about 14 days of 95+ degree heat.

With above average rainfall for the month of July,  it's no wonder we are on the cool side of the temperature curve for the month. Bush has received 4.71" of rainfall for the month. This is 1.20" above the average rainfall for July. Prospects for more rain aren't very high though for the rest of the month.

Latest KHOU-11 doppler radar loops does show a line of showers off shore. . .

www.khou.com/weather/radar

The line unfortunately is sinking south-southwest towards the gulf waters. This line is forming from an out flow boundary from last night's showers. The general clockwise flow around a large ridge in the north-central Texas area will likely keep the rain away today and for the rest of the week.. This will probably add just three more days to the 95+ degree heat we felt this month.

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