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July's climate so far

July's climate so far: Just over half way through the month July has brought cooler than normal temperatures to most parts of the state.  Only about 1 in 5 Minnesota climate observers have reported a high temperature of 90F or higher this month.  Many northern cities have reported overnight low temperatures in the upper 30s F. Rainfall in July has been highly variable, but with some observers already reporting above normal totals for the month. In the northwestern portion of the state Newfolden (Marshall County) has already received 6.33 inches; in the north-central part of the state Aitkin reports 5.24 inches; in central Minnesota Milaca reports 5.13 inches and Mora reports 5.26 inches; in southern Minnesota Farmington reports 5.85 inches and Hastings 5.29 inches. The outlook favors above normal rainfall during the 2nd half of July for much of the state, so perhaps most observers will see a sizable increase in monthly rainfall over the next two weeks. New Seasonal Cl