|The last radar image of July 2012. A few thunderstorms|
around, but none over the Salt Lake Valley.
The graph below from the National Weather Service summarizes July nicely. In my view, the minimum temperatures are the big story. A quick glance suggests only four days with a minimum temperature at or below the average. That makes for uncomfortable weather. Little wonder why my desire to sit out on the porch in the evening has been a bit lower this year.
With July in the books, we can look forward to the Greatest Snow on Earth. Soon we'll notice the sun setting earlier and cooler conditions in the evenings. Based on past experience, there's probably about a 30% chance that those willing to hike will find some freshies within 3 months (i.e., by the end of October). Hopefully my back will be ready to go by then.