July Weather



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**Last updated 8/11/2015

July Weather Stats are for the period 1878-2015.

1981-2010 July Averages
High: 84.9
Low: 65.5
Mean: 75.2
Precipitation: 4.79″

Top 25 Wettest Julys
1. 1992: 12.36
2. 1896: 9.47
3. 1958: 9.46
4. 1979: 8.06
5. 1990: 8.00
6. 1988: 7.80
7. 1969: 7.65
8. 1943: 7.05
9. 1995: 6.99
10. 1897: 6.95
11. 1985: 6.88
12. 2013: 6.87
13. 1915: 6.85
14. 1989: 6.79
15. 2004: 6.46
16. 1947: 6.34
17. 1928: 6.27
18. 1907: 6.07
19. 1994: 6.02
20. 2010: 6.01
21. 1993: 5.95
22. 1966: 5.91
23. 1888: 5.81
24. 2006: 5.77
25. 1948: 5.69

**For this and all other graphs, the 1870s include 1878-1879 only and the 2010s include 2010-2015 only.

Top 25 Driest Julys
1. 1940: 0.49
2. 1916: 0.66
3. 1933: 0.85
4. 1951: 0.99
5. 1974: 1.14
6. 1901: 1.23
7. 1893: 1.27
8. 1930: 1.28
9. 1887, 1895: 1.45
10. 1914: 1.64
11. 2008: 1.65
12. 1894: 1.74
13. 2005: 1.79
14. 1890, 1936: 1.80
15. 1978: 1.81
16. 1944: 1.99
17. 1975: 2.04
18. 1903: 2.05
19. 1991: 2.14
20. 1884: 2.16
21. 1921: 2.20
22. 1905: 2.27
23. 1922: 2.29
24. 1898: 2.33
25. 1910: 2.40

Top 25 Greatest July Daily Rainfalls
1. 7/13/1992: 5.13
2. 7/11/1897: 3.76
3. 7/15/1947: 3.39
4. 7/23/2002: 3.06
5. 7/24/1896: 3.01
6. 7/1/1993: 2.89
7. 7/20/1988: 2.85
8. 7/30/1886: 2.84
9. 7/6/1955: 2.67
10. 7/10/1979: 2.61
11. 7/27/1926: 2.49
12. 7/7/1943: 2.40
13. 7/17/1931: 2.39
14. 7/14/1985: 2.38
15. 7/31/2004: 2.36
16. 7/10/1880: 2.34
17. 7/1/1987: 2.32
18. 7/12/1990, 7/26/1995, 7/22/2013: 2.31
19. 7/24/1971: 2.28
20. 7/18/1953: 2.26
21. 7/19/1969, 7/12/2015: 2.25
22. 7/22/1881: 2.24
23. 7/29/1878: 2.20
24. 7/31/1958: 2.18
25. 7/18/1996: 2.15

Top 5 Julys with # of Precipitation Days
1. 1888: 28
2. 1896: 22
3. 1915: 21
4. 1906, 1907, 1961, 1992: 19
5. 1898, 1912, 1928, 1935, 1942, 2003: 18

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Top 3 Julys with 1″+ Daily Rainfalls
1. 1969, 1979: 4
2. 1881, 1935, 1958, 1992, 2013: 3
3. Many: 2

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Top 3 July with 0.50″+ Daily Rainfalls
1. 1919: 7
2. 1915, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2011: 6
3. Many: 5

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Top 3 Julys with 0.25″+ Daily Rainfalls
1. 1896, 1915, 1992: 11
2. 1906, 1950: 10
3. 1907, 1961, 1988, 1989, 2013: 9

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Top 20 Coldest July Means
1. 1891, 1971: 70.2
2. 1920: 70.9
3. 1947, 2009: 71.0
4. 1984: 71.2
5. 1962: 71.3
6. 1924, 1967: 71.4
7. 1882, 1960, 1979: 71.8
8. 1981: 71.9
9. 1909, 1965: 72.0
10. 1976: 72.1
11. 1950: 72.2
12. 1886, 1918: 72.3
13. 2000: 72.4
14. 1985: 72.7
15. 1925, 1972: 72.9
16. 1915, 1996: 73.0
17. 1888, 2007: 73.2
18. 1906: 73.3
19. 2003: 73.4
20. 1945, 1970, 1978, 1992: 73.5

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Top 5 Coldest Daily July Highs
1. 7/15/1945: 66
2. 7/8/1899, 7/1/1914, 7/18/1939, 7/12/1940: 67
3. 7/8/1891, 7/9/1896, 7/5/1909, 7/3/1915, 7/7/1918, 7/1/1924, 7/9/1947, 7/20/1958, 7/21/1958, 7/5/1972, 7/19/2000: 68
4. 7/4/1882, 7/5/1882, 7/8/1882, 7/21/1902, 7/4/1922, 7/31/1925, 7/5/1970, 7/3/1972, 7/1/1979, 7/13/1990, 7/27/2004: 69
5. 7/15/1886, 7/16/1892, 7/23/1906, 7/20/1919, 7/3/1922, 7/28/1925, 7/13/1928 7/2/1929, 7/30/1971, 7/6/1972, 7/6/1983, 7/18/2009, 7/22/2009: 70

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Top 5 Coldest Daily July Lows
1. 7/6/1972: 43
2. 7/1/1988: 44
3. 7/27/1962, 7/10/1963: 45
4. 7/6/1979: 46
5. 7/14/1950, 7/1/1965, 7/4/1968: 47

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Top 3 July with Most 70 or Below Highs
1. 1882, 1947, 1972: 3
2. 1915, 1922, 1925, 1968, 2009: 2
3. Many: 1

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Top 5 Julys with Most 60 or Below Lows
1. 1971: 19
2. 1891: 18
3. 1965: 16
4. 1960: 15
5. 1886, 1967, 1976, 1984: 14

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Top 20 Warmest July Means
1. 2012: 80.5
2. 1934, 1999, 2011: 80.2
3. 1901: 79.9
4. 1887: 79.7
5. 1936: 79.6
6. 1955: 79.0
7. 1921: 78.7
8. 1878, 1881, 1931: 78.6
9. 1916: 78.5
10. 1879: 78.4
11. 1949: 78.3
12. 1935: 78.2
13. 2002: 77.9
14. 1898: 77.7
15. 1991: 77.6
16. 1941, 1988: 77.5
17. 1944: 77.3
18. 1897: 77.1
19. 1930, 2005, 2010: 77.0
20. 1952: 76.9

Top 5 Warmest July Daily Highs
1. 7/21/1934, 7/14/1936: 106
2. 7/9/1936: 105
3. 7/22/1901, 7/4/1911, 7/25/1934, 7/11/1936, 7/14/1954: 104
4. 7/10/1881, 7/22/1934, 7/12/1936: 103
5. 7/12/1881, 7/4/1897, 7/24/1934, 7/26/1934, 7/8/1936, 7/27/1936: 102

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Top 5 Warmest July Lows
1. 7/10/1881: 82
2. 7/9/1881, 7/21/1934: 80
3. 7/4/1911, 7/21/1930, 7/22/1934, 7/30/1999: 79
4. 7/11/1881, 7/12/1881, 7/16/1887, 7/20/1930, 7/26/1934, 7/9/1936, 7/10/1936, 7/18/1942, 7/31/1999: 78
5. 7/12/1878, 7/18/1878, 7/3/1879, 7/15/1880, 7/7/1881, 7/17/1887, 7/6/1911, 7/1/1931, 7/13/1936, 7/22/1940, 7/26/1940, 7/16/1980, 7/5/1999, 7/28/2011: 77

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Top 5 Julys with 90 or Above Highs
1. 1955, 2012: 22
2. 1901, 1999: 20
3. 1949, 2011: 18
4. 1921, 1934, 1936: 17
5. 1887, 1898, 1916, 1940: 16

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Top 5 Julys with Most 100 or Above Highs
1. 1936: 8
2. 1934: 6
3. 1881, 1988: 5
4. 2012: 3
5. 1897, 1901, 1911, 1941: 2

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Top 5 Julys with Most 70 or Above Lows
1. 2011: 20
2. 1999: 19
3. 1878, 1901: 17
4. 1931, 2006, 2012: 16
5. 1916: 15

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Top 5 Julys By Greatest Temperature Range (Highest Temp to Lowest)
1. 1988: 56
2. 1911, 1930, 1954: 52
3. 1936: 51
4. 1965: 50
5. 1940, 1963, 1972, 1983: 49

The link below is for an Excel spreadsheet containing daily July weather for every year 1878-2013.
Julys

July Severe Weather Events

**Event information is listed as: Type of Event, Date of Event, Time of Event, Strength of Event, Place of Event, # of People Killed, # of People Injured, Damages in Estimated $ Amount and Description of the Event if available.

Reports from the same event are clustered together.

Flood

July 24, 2011- 6PM-7PM- Columbus 40.04 N, 82.98 W- 0- 0- $20,000
Several people rescued from their vehicles at the intersection of Karl Road and Norris Drive.
July 24, 2011- 5:42PM-6:42PM- 2″-4″- Gahanna 40.05 N, 82.97 W- 0- 0
Water halfway up cars.
July 24, 2011- 5:30PM-6:30PM- 2″-4″- South Columbus 39.93 N, 82.94 W- 0- 0
2 feet of standing water in an intersection.
July 24, 2011- 5:28PM-6:28PM- 2″-4″- South Columbus 39.93 N, 83.0 W- 0- 0- $30,000
Water up to car hoods on High Street.
July 24, 2011- 12:05AM-1:05AM- 1″-3″- Westerville 40.13 N, 82.90 W- 0- 0- $10,000
County Line Road closed between Spring and Hempstead due to high water.

July 13, 2010- 2:44PM-5PM- 1″-2″- Columbus 40.03 N, 82.99 W- 0- 0- $1,000
A foot of water covered 5th Avenue near I-71.

July 12, 2010- 9PM-10:20PM- “2-4″- Columbus 40.03 N, 82.96 W- 0- 0- $2,000
6″ of running water across High Street.

July 30, 1996- 2PM-3PM- 0.5″-2″- Columbus- 0- 0- $3,000
Persistent heavy rain flooded several streets.

July 18, 1996- 4:10AM-4:30AM- 1″-4″- Columbus- 0- 0
Numerous streets flooded with some closures.

July 26, 1995- 3:30PM-6:45PM- 2″-3″- Countywide- 0- 0- $20,000
Heavy storms brought flooding to street, streams, basements and low-lying areas.

July 16, 1995- 5PM-6:15PM- 2″-3″- Countywide- 0- 0- $3,000
Thunderstorms brought heavy rains over the course of 1 hour, flooding some streets with 2-3 feet of water.

July 4, 1995- 5:40PM-7:30PM- 1″-2.5″- Northern Half of Franklin County- 0- 0- $4,000
Heavy rains over a 90 minute period flooded several streets.

July 29, 1994- 5:30PM-6:35PM- 1″-2″- Columbus- 0- 0- $5,000
Thunderstorms caused localized flooding.

July 13, 1994- 4:36PM-5:50PM- 1″-3″- Columbus- 0- 0- $50,000
Thunderstorms brought 2 hours of heavy rain, flooding streets and low-lying areas.

July 2, 1994- 11:07AM-12:30PM- 1″-4″- Countywide- 0- 0- $50,000
Thunderstorms dropped heavy rains in a short time, flooding many streets and low-lying areas. Some streets had 3 to 4 feet of water covering them and had to be closed.

Hail

July 26, 2012- 3:05PM-3:09PM- 1.50″- Riverlea 40.10 N, 83.02 W- 0- 0

July 5, 2012- 7:15PM-7:19PM- 0.75″- Dublin 40.12 N, 83.13 W- 0- 0
July 5, 2012- 1:14AM-1:18AM- 0.75″- Gahanna 40.03 N, 82.88 W- 0- 0
July 5, 2012- 1AM-1:04AM- 0.75″- Grandview Heights 39.99 N, 82.99 W- 0- 0

July 17, 2009- 2:15PM-2:18PM- 0.75″-0.88″- Bexley 39.97 N, 82.84 W- 0- 0

July 28, 2000- 12:50PM-12:55PM- 0.88″- Ohio State Campus- 0- 0

July 1, 1983- 2:40PM- 0.75″- Southeastern Franklin County- 0- 0
July 1, 1983- 2:35PM- 1.00″- Southern Franklin County- 0- 0
July 1, 1983- 2:20PM- 1.00″ – Columbus 40.02 N, 83.0 W- 0- 0

July 12, 1980- 2PM- 2.75″- Southern Franklin County- 0- 0

July 21, 1979- 7:19PM- 0.75″- Eastern Franklin County- 0- 0

July 15, 1971- 8:55PM- 1.00″- Columbus- 0- 0

July 18, 1961- 3PM- 1.75″- Southeastern Franklin County- 0- 0

July 2, 1956- 1:35PM- 1.00″- Columbus 40 N, 83 W- 0- 0

Non-Thunderstorm Wind

Temperature

July 1-July 7, 2012- 12AM on 1st-11:59PM on 7th- Countywide- 0- 0
A heat wave produced highs from the mid-90s to low 100s across the area.

July 30-31, 1999- 12AM on 30th-11:59PM on 31st- 98-102- Countywide- 0- 0
Extreme heat and humidity during the month of July culminated in temperatures nearing or exceeding 100 degrees the last 2 days of the month.

Thunderstorm Wind

July 26, 2012- 3:38PM-3:42PM- 58MPH- Groveport 39.86 N, 82.90 W- 0- 0- $1,000
Several large branches down.

July 5, 2012- 7:26PM-7:34PM- 58MPH- Dublin 40.10 N, 83.12 W- 0- 0- $2,000
Three trees downed.
July 5, 2012- 7:45PM-7:49PM- 58MPH- Grandview Heights 39.98 N, 83.04 W- 0- 0- $1,000
A 12″ diameter tree was split.
July 5, 2012- 1:20AM-1:24AM- 58MPH- Blacklick 40.0 N, 82.81 W- 0- 0- $3,000
Large trees downed.

July 1, 2012- 5:43PM-5:47PM- 58MPH- Gahanna 40.02 N, 82.87 W- 0- 0- $5,000
Multiple 6″ trees downed.
July 1, 2012- 5:35PM-5:36PM- 58MPH- Rickenbacker Airport 39.82 N, 82.93 W- 0- 0
July 1, 2012- 5:33PM-5:37PM- 58MPH- Lockbourne 39.80 N, 82.97 W- 0- 0- $1,000
Trees downed over a road.
July 1, 2012- 5:31PM-5:35PM- 58MPH- Obetz 39.87 N, 82.95 W- 0- 0- $1,000
Branches down.

July 29, 2011- 7:27PM-7:28PM- 60MPH- Rickenbacker Airport 39.82 N, 82.93 W- 0- 0

July 24, 2011- 5:15PM-5:19PM- 58MPH- South Columbus 39.89 N, 82.97 W- 0- 0- $2,000
Trees downed.
July 24, 2011- 2:16AM-2:20AM- 58MPH- Briggsdale 39.92 N, 83.04 W- 0- 0- $3,000
Numerous trees downed.

July 18, 2010- 2:01PM-2:16PM- 63MPH- East Columbus 39.99 N, 82.95 W- 0- 0- $3,000
Trees downed, and a billboard bent in half.

July 17, 2009- 2:08PM-2:08PM- 59MPH- Port Columbus 40.0 N, 82.88 W- 0- 0

July 14, 2000- 6:45PM-6:55PM- 60MPH- Countywide- 0- 0- $10,000
Trees down across the county.
July 14, 2000- 2:20PM-2:23PM- 60MPH- Dublin 40.03 N, 83.08 W- 0- 0- $5,000
Several downed trees.

July 9, 1999- 7:15PM-7:20PM- 60MPH Gahanna- 0- 0- $5,000
Trees and power lines downed.

July 19, 1998- 8:30PM-8:50PM- 70MPH- Countywide- 0- 0- $20,000
Trees and power lines downed.

July 26, 1997- 11:55PM-11:59PM- 60MPH- Reynoldsburg- 0- 0- $5,000
Trees and power lines downed.

July 18, 1997- 4:10PM-5:00PM- 70MPH- Dublin to Columbus- 0- 0- $30,000
A storm left a long, narrow wind-damage path through the county. Numerous trees and power lines downed and an office trailer was overturned.

July 14, 1997- 10:10PM-10:15PM- 60MPH- Columbus- 0- 0- $5,000
Trees and power lines downed.

July 30, 1996- 11:40AM-11:45AM- 60MPH- Columbus- 0- 0- $3,000
Numerous trees downed.
July 30, 1996- 11:50AM-11:55AM- 60MPH- Pickerington- 0- 0- $3,000
Numerous trees downed.

July 17, 1996- 9:30PM-9:35PM- 60MPH- Worthington- 0- 0- $5,000
Numerous trees downed.

July 1, 1983- 2:20PM- 60MPH- Columbus- 0- 0

Tornado

July 2, 1997- 5:30PM-5:40PM- EFO- Dublin- 0- 0- $30,000
A 100 yard-wide tornado on a 0.2 mile path damaged several houses and downed numerous trees.

July 26, 1973- 3PM- EF1- Northeastern Franklin County – 0- 0- $250
This 7 yard wide tornado travelled 0.1 miles.

July 28, 1961- 10:30PM- Columbus 40.02 N, 83.11 W- 0- 0- $25,000
This 500 yard wide tornado travelled about 1 mile.

July 5, 1959- 3:20PM- EF1- Southern Franklin County- 0- 0- $2,500
This tornado touched down briefly and was 33 yards wide.

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