Now that the calendar has turned, Omaha officially saw its second-driest July on record.
The only reason this July wasn't the driest is that July 2012 blew away the previous record when only a scant few raindrops fell.
If you want to play with numbers, you can joke that Omaha received more than 40 times the amount of rain in July as in July 2012.
Officially, the city received 0.44 inches of rain in July, compared with 0.01 inches the year before.
Van DeWald, meteorologist at the National Weather Service, pulled the statistics for the 10 driest Julys in Omaha's history. The numbers are interesting, because they show that no more than 0.2 of an inch of rain separate the 2 through 10 ranks.
|The 10 driest Julys in Omaha|
|Based on records dating to 1871:|
|Source: National Weather Service|
This July, Omaha was in a pocket of dryness in eastern Nebraska.
Lincoln received an inch of rain in July, ranking the month as the 13th-driest; Norfolk, with 1.23 inches, saw its 19th-driest July.