July Heat Sets Records
If July felt hot and sweaty, it was for good reason. The heat broke records in the Willamette Valley.
It was the hottest July ever in Eugene, crushing the previous record, set in 1958. Andy Bryant with the National Weather Service says the heat was well above normal:
Bryant: “So the average temperature for Eugene for the month of July was 71.5 degrees, that’s 4.7 degrees above average. The average high, if you look at all the highs during the month of July, the average was 88.2, also a few degrees above average.”
Bryant says it was an exceptional month: Six days broke old temperature records and six days saw 100 degrees or higher. This week’s forecast is for normal summer temperatures, with a chance of thunderstorms over the Cascades.