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.