SAN ANGELO – San Angelo finished July 2022 with 28 straight days over 100 degrees and according to the National Weather Service office in San Angelo, that's a record for consecutive days over 100.
In a Facebook post, the NWS made the announcement:
"It seems only fitting that we tie a record on the last day of this extremely hot July. San Angelo has officially tied the record with 2011 for the greatest number of consecutive 100° days with 28, including today (Sunday). The count began on July 4th and makes the total number of 100° days in July a whopping 29 out of 31 days.
For Abilene, 27 out of the 31 days of July have been at least 100°, with 3 being 110°.
We’ll produce a full climate summary for July and we will send that out in the next couple of days."
For the record, July 2022 also ended with only .01 of an inch of rain which is -1.09 inches below normal for the month of July. For the year, San Angelo stands at 3.37 inches of precipitation and that's 8.16 inches below normal.
The average high temperature in July was 103.9 degrees. The heatwave continues as the first seven days of August are also forecast to reach over 100 degrees each afternoon and there is no rain in the forecast for the first half of the month at this point.