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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 6:30 PM PDT on August 1, 2015

... July 2015 climatological summary for Bakersfield and Fresno...
... Fresno has wettest July on record...
... Bakersfield has 6th wettest July on record...
... 100-degree days so far...
... Rainfall departures...

   note... data are provisional and subject to revision by the
          National climatic data center

... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Bakersfield... ... ... ..Fresno

Rainfall
month
July 2015... ... ... ... ... 0.04 inch... ... ... ... .0.43 inch
normal July... ... ... ... trace... ... ... ... ... ..0.01 inch
departure from nrml... .0.04 inch... ... ... ... .0.42 inch
percent of normal... ..800.0... ... ... ... ... .4300.0
rain season /July 1 to June 30/
through July 2015... ... 0.04 inch... ... ... ... .0.43 inch
normal through July... .trace... ... ... ... ... ..0.01 inch
departure from nrml... .0.04 inch... ... ... ... .0.42 inch
percent of normal... ..800.0... ... ... ... ... .4300.0
water year /October 1 to September 30/
through July 2015... ... 5.33 inches... ... ... ..6.85 inches
normal through July... .6.35 inches... ... ... .11.32 inches
departure from nrml... -1.02 inch... ... ... ... -4.47 inches
percent of normal... ... 83.9... ... ... ... ... ... 60.5

Temperature
average high
July 2015... ... ... ... ..96.8... ... ... ... ... ... 96.8
normal July... ... ... ... 97.1... ... ... ... ... ... 98.4
departure... ... ... ... ..-0.3... ... ... ... ... ... -1.6
highest... ... ... ... ... ..107... ... ... ... ... ... .108
date... ... ... ... ... ... .29th... ... ... ... ... ... 29th
average low
July 2015... ... ... ... ..72.2... ... ... ... ... ... 69.3
normal July... ... ... ... 70.5... ... ... ... ... ... 67.6
departure... ... ... ... ... 1.7... ... ... ... ... ... .1.7
lowest... ... ... ... ... ... .64... ... ... ... ... ... ..62
date... ... ... ... ... ... .10th... ... ... ... ... ... .9th
average temperature
July 2015... ... ... ... ..84.5... ... ... ... ... ... 83.1
normal July... ... ... ... 83.8... ... ... ... ... ... 83.0
departure... ... ... ... ... 0.7... ... ... ... ... ... .0.1

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Records tied or broken in July

Bakersfield

1st... record high minimum temperature for the date of 83 degrees.
       The old record was 81 degrees... set in 2013.
    ... record rainfall for the date of a trace. This was the first
       rain to fall at Bakersfield on July 1st since records began
       in 1887.

18th... record rainfall for the date of 0.03 inch. The old record
       was a trace... set in 2012... 1956 and 1922.

Fresno

1st... record rainfall for the date of 0.03 inch. The old record
       was a trace... set in 1916.

2nd... record rainfall for the date of 0.04 inch. The old record
       was a trace... set in 1961.
    ... tied the record high minimum temperature for the date of
       78 degrees... last set in 2013.

18th... record rainfall for the date of 0.36 inch. The old record
       was a trace... set in 2006... 1956 and 1925.
    ... wettest July day on record. The old record was 0.33 inch on
       July 22nd 1913.

July 2015 was the wettest July on record for Fresno with 0.43 inch
     of rain. The previous wettest July for Fresno was in 1913 with
     0.33 inch of rain. Monthly rainfall records for Fresno date
     back to 1878.

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The 10 wettest July/S on record
/amounts in inches/

          Bakersfield Fresno

1. 0.43... 1913 *0.43... 2015*
2. 0.30... 1965 0.33... 1913
3. 0.23... 1946 0.22... 1992
4. 0.10... 1952 0.14... 1925
5. 0.05... 2001 0.08... 2001
6. *0.04... 2015* 0.08... 1978
7. 0.03... 1992 0.07... 1896
8. 0.03... 1950 0.04... 1985
9. 0.03... 1935 0.04... 1969
10. 0.02... 2012 0.03... 1966
          0.02... 1977

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100-degree days so far

        Bakersfield Fresno

May 1 0
June 13 11
July 8 11

Total 22 22 /through July 31st/

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Rainfall departures

                                   Bakersfield Fresno

Last month... ... .actual... ... ... ... .0.04 inch... ... ... 0.43 inch
                 normal... ... ... ... .Trace... ... ... ... .0.01 inch
                 departure... ... ... .0.04 inch... ... ... 0.42 inch
                 pct of normal... ..800.0... ... ... ... 4300.0

Last 3 months... .actual... ... ... ... .0.72 inch... ... ... 1.01 inch
                 normal... ... ... ... .0.26 inch... ... ... 0.65 inch
                 departure... ... ... .0.46 inch... ... ... 0.36 inch
                 pct of normal... ..276.9... ... ... ... .155.4

Last 6 months... .actual... ... ... ... .1.97 inch... ... ... 3.45 inches
                 normal... ... ... ... .3.23 inches... ... .5.66 inches
                 departure... ... ... -1.26 inch... ... ..-2.21 inches
                 pct of normal... ... 61.0... ... ... ... ..61.0

Last 12 months... actual... ... ... ... .5.34 inches... ... .6.86 inches
                 normal... ... ... ... .6.47 inches... ... 11.50 inches
                 departure... ... ... -1.13 inch... ... ..-4.64 inches
                 pct of normal... ... 82.5... ... ... ... ..59.6

Since Jan 1st... .actual... ... ... ... .2.66 inches... ... .3.66 inches
                 normal... ... ... ... .4.39 inches... ... .7.85 inches
                 departure... ... ... -1.73 inch... ... ..-4.19 inches
                 pct of normal... ... 60.6... ... ... ... ..46.6

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