Rains gave way to heat in July

Aug. 1, 2014 at 2:39 p.m.

Rains at the end of June poured into July.

But July's first few days of rain quickly turned into searing temperatures with little rain.

The temperatures were higher than normal with below normal precipitation, said Greg Wilk, National Weather Service meteorologist in Corpus Christi.

"Sometimes in the summer the rainfall can be sporadic or spread out," he said.

After collecting 2.32 inches of rain in Victoria, summertime was in full effect for most of the month. Temperatures peaked at 101 degrees.

"It was generally hotter in the latter half, with five days of 100 or more for high temperatures," Wilk said.

Victoria officials initiated Stage II of the Drought Contingency Plan, which restricts landscape watering with hose-ended sprinkler or automatic systems to between the hours between 6 and 10 a.m. and between 8 p.m. and midnight.

For more information on water conservation practices, visit www.victoriatx.org.



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