Cool July, cool summer so far

Jul 30, 2014

The National Weather Service says this month has been the 5th coolest July on record in Evansville. 

The weather service says the mercury has reached the 90-degree mark just six times this month, and just 15 times the entire season. That’s the average amount of days that Evansville sees 90+ temps during a typical July alone.

The cool weather may be keeping some people from a traditional summer pastime, swimming. Burdette Park Assistant Manager Jerry Grannan tells the Evansville Courier and Press that the spring-like weather has “definitely affected attendance.”

He says the aquatic center, which is open daily through Aug. 8, tends to get its biggest crowds when the mercury hovers around 90-degrees.

Forecaster Greg Meffert at the weather service office in Paducah says the Tri-State has seen an “absurdly high number of cold front passages” this summer.

He compares the weather pattern to this past winter’s polar vortex.