July’s weather had average temperatures just above normal, very little rainfall, and lots of fog and high humidity. The temperature averaged 74.0 degrees, 2.1 degrees above average. Maximum temperature was 92.0 degrees on the 29 th and a minimum temperature of 57.0 degrees was recorded on the 1 st. Daytime high temperatures averaged 82.0 degrees, 2.4 degrees above the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 65.0 degrees, 0.9 degrees above the norm.
Sunshine totaled 57% of the possible sunshine hours, just about normal for July. We did however have 4 days with dense fog here in East Wareham .
Precipitation totaled 1.50 inches; this is 1.73 inches below normal. Rainfall was recorded on 10 days, and only five of these days had measurable precipitation over 0.10 inches, the largest 24-hour rainfall of 0.54 inches on the 6 th. Year-to-date rainfall for 2006 is 33.01 inches, 6.01 inches above average for East Wareham . The previous two months however, have been very wet totaling 19.39 inches of rain, 12.29 inches above normal.
Dr. Vanden Heuvel traveled to Rochester , NY to attend the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Division of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture from July 9th to July 12th. Dr. Vanden Heuvel and Dr. Sandler attended the Grape Growers Twilight Meeting in Little Compton, RI on July 13th. Dr. DeMoranville and Dr. Vanden Heuvel traveled to New Orleans , LA to attend the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Horticultural Science Annual International Conference, from July 26th to July 31st.
Dr. Frank Caruso traveled to Quebec City , Quebec to attend the American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, from July 28th to Aug. 3rd. Dr. Hilary Sandler traveled July 31st-August 3rd, first to Newark, DE to attend the Northeastern Weed Science Society Weed Contest and then on to Elkton, MD to attend the NEWSS Executive Committee Meeting.