Mont Grand-père Weather report for July 2022

Last updated on August 25, 2022 08:54

LINVILLE, NC – July 2022 saw fairly average weather on Grandfather Mountain, according to data recorded at official park weather stations.
The average high temperature for July 2022 was 70.4°, with an average low of 59.3° and an average of 63.6°.

The hottest temperature recorded last month was 77.4° on July 6, 5.6 degrees below the mountain’s July record of 83° observed on July 26, 2005 and July 9, 2010. Generally , July sees summer weather on Grandfather Mountain, with slightly warmer temperatures.

July 10 saw the coldest temperature recorded in the past month at 54.1°. The lowest temperature ever observed on Grandfather Mountain in the month of July (not including wind chill) was 41° on July 27, 1962.

The Mile High Swinging Bridge weather station noted a day in July with a wind gust above 60 mph: On July 21, the weather station recorded a wind gust of 61.7 mph. The highest gust ever recorded on Grandfather Mountain was 124 mph, observed on February 25, 2019.

The weather station near the Swinging Bridge reported 4.47 inches of precipitation in July 2022. Recorded observations near the park’s Wilson Center for Nature Discovery saw 4.82 inches. Precipitation is also measured at the latter location, as high winds can make it difficult to record accurate observations at the summit.

The mountain’s wettest July was in 2013, when 23.91 inches was seen near the bridge. The driest July on record was in 1977, when 1.74 inches was recorded.

The park had 21 days of total rainfall for July 2022. The wettest day last month was July 10, when 0.87 inches was recorded at the summit. The wettest day on record in July was July 4, 1989, when the weather station observed 6.25 inches.

Weather reports
The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation records and reports data in two different ways:

  • The park maintains an automated weather station atop the Mile High Swing Bridge. The NC State Climate Office helps the foundation calibrate the machines and ensure overall data accuracy.
  • Grandfather Mountain has been an active member of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Cooperative Observer Program since 1955 reporting weather data from locations near the Mile High Swing Bridge and the Museum of Nature (now the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery).

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Dale D. Schrum