The skies should be deep beautiful blue, but are pale white/gray to almost sulfur yellow. This is smoke due to Canadian wildfires moving over area in northwest upper flow.
Where we stand with this summer’s & July’s temperatures from the Purdue Ag Farm COOP station. Here at WLFI, our July temperature is 68.8, while it is 68.5 at the Ag Farm (68.8 at the Purdue Airport).
Taking the station number, we would still tie with 2009 for coolest so far. In 2009 our July temperature at the station was 70.1 (70.3 at the Purdue Airport) & we had 16 of 31 days drop into the 50s. We did not hit 90 in July 2009, but peaked at 88.0 on July 10. The warmest overnight low was 66 on July 15 & 28 in 2009.
Even tonight, near record cool weather is possible. It is not uncommon to get a couple days of low 70s in July every few years, but to have consecutive rounds of such weather the entire month of July is RARE. This puts July 2014 in a different category altogether.