The DNR forestry office in Brainerd measured 7.01 inches of rain in July, well above the 4.26 10-year average for July.
For the year through July, 18.06 inches of rain was measured by the DNR, less than an inch shy of the 18.93 inches 10-year average.
On average, July is the warmest month but it proved to be anything but this year, with temperatures failing to rise above 85 degrees for the first time in the past 10 years, according to data from the State Climatology Office.
The highest July temperature record by the DNR office in Brainerd was 83 degrees on July 23. The lowest July temperature recorded by the DNR was 42 degrees on July 19.
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