Tuns out, it's not just us. July saw the Midwest's coolest average temperature, according to measurements by the Midwest Regional Climate Center. The nine-state region saw average mercury levels below room temperature during the hottest month of the year-- 68 degrees, about five degrees chillier than normal. Minnesota's average July temp was a scant 64.1 degrees, the third-lowest on record.
Not that we're complaining. Times are tough, and you can save a deceptively large amount of cash keeping that air conditioner switched off.
Normalcy will make a brief return tomorrow, however, with a high around 90.