The average high temperature for late July is 90 degrees. One day in the 70s is a bit unusual, let alone several consecutive days in a row. We've gone back into the archives to find out just how unusual it is to get consecutive days with high temperatures in the 70s (or colder) at Springfield in July. The period of record referenced is each July from 1888 to 2013.
Including 2013, we have observed 3 consecutive days of high temperatures in the 70s (or less) 20 times. The dates are listed below. On average, this would equate to observing a 3-consecutive-day cool stretch in July once every 5 years. The dates listed below certainly suggest that there can be several years between observances.
(information by National Weather Service, Springfield, MO)
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