From June 2014 to the last Friday of July 2014, the temperature increased in all observed North American cities– following normal seasonal patterns–except for Chicago, which felt the same as last month. The monthly average temperature rose in San Diego by 3 degrees to 23 Celsius (C), in San Antonio by 1 degree to 31 C, and in New York city by 3 degrees to 26C, while the temperature in Chicago stayed at 22C when comparing July 2014 to the previous month.
In July 2014, the 2-year average in all observed cities was highly varied. When comparing the past 2-year average of July temperatures to July 2014 temperatures, this year’s July felt 2 degrees hotter in San Diego, but it felt cooler in Chicago, San Antonio, and New York by 4, 2, and 1 degree(s) respectively. In July 2014, the city of Chicago experienced the largest fluctuations among all observed cities, as the city reached 16C mid-way through the month. The city felt hotter as it went up to 29C on July 22, settling at around 19C for the last three days of observation. This year’s July did not end up deviating from the normal seasonal pattern for this time of year, based on the 2-year average and a comparison with the previous month.
Data Sources: AccuWeather