July 2020 Forest Health Insect and Disease Observations report| Date: August 7, 2020
July continued to follow the warming trend, with higher temperatures and similar rainfall as the previous year. Statewide temperatures averaged 71°F, which was 2°F warmer than last year. Statewide precipitation averaged 3.93 inches, which was 0.54 inches more than July of last year. In the beginning of the month, the U.S. Drought Monitor listed 39.69% of the state in moderate drought. By the end of the month, this value increased to 41.88%, with the remainder listed as abnormally dry (54.48%) or none (3.64%).