Sunshine in the future?

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, July 16, 2013


There has been rain every day in the month of July, except for Tuesday, July 2.

Troy up 7.4 inches of rain over Seattle

Written by Robbyn Brooks and Trent Thompkins, intern with The Messenger

The Troy Airport has recorded rain every day in the month of July except for July 2.

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In sharp contrast, Seattle, Wash. – a city known for rain – has experienced no precipitation this month, according to information from the National Weather Service and the Weather Channel.

“We’ve had quite a lot of rainfall in July,” said meteorologist Mary Keiser in Birmingham’s NWS office. “The way the current pressure field system is set up, a lot of rain is currently coming from the gulf.”

Keiser said the rain for Alabama and Troy has not been very organized, but with more systems coming into the area, the whole state has seen an increase.

In the month of July, the average precipitation is 2.8 inches. However, this July, precipitation has measured 7.4 inches for Troy, Keiser said.

Keiser noted the area would finally see a little break from rain and get more sunshine in the coming days, but temperatures should remain normal or lower than normal, finishing out the rest of July.

The National Weather Service is predicting highs for Troy between 82 and 92 degrees for the rest of the month and lows between 70 and 72 degrees.

Trenton Thompkins also contributed to this story.