4th wettest first ten days in July on record in Austin

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Rainy day in Downtown Austin

People walking in downtown Austin with umbrellas on another rainy day on June 3, 2021. (KXAN Photo/Todd Bynum)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — July is typically our 2nd driest month of the year, with only February being drier on average.

A “normal” July receives 1.96 inches of rain and we’ve already received more than that and we still have plenty of July left.

At Camp Mabry, in Austin, rainfall for the first 10 days of July has reached 3.89″ through 4pm on July 10th.

This means the first 10 days of July are some of the wettest ever recorded at Camp Mabry in Austin.

First 10 days of July highest rainfall records

  1. 5.47″ (1961)
  2. 4.39″ (2002)
  3. 4.02″ (2018)
  4. 3.89″ *Preliminary* (2021)
  5. 3.42″ (1958)

One of the *coolest* beginnings to July

July is typically our 2nd hottest month of the year with average highs of 96.6º for the month. With more rain and clouds, it’s been a much cooler start to July this year.

On July 9th, our high temperature of 81 degrees was the coolest July day since July 18th, 2014.

The first 10 days of July 2021 rank as one of the coolest starts for average high temperatures in recorded history at Camp Mabry in Austin.

  1. 85.1º (1976)
  2. 87.2º (1942)
  3. 88.2º (2007)
  4. 88.5º (2002)
  5. 89.3º (1981)
  6. 89.4º (1985)
  7. 89.4º (1968)
  8. 89.9º (2021)
  9. 90.1º (2010)
  10. 90.5º (1940)

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