July was one hot month, according to local weather enthusiast Don Keating.

The month of July had eight days where temperatures reached over 90 degrees with the highest reading coming in on July 23 at 95 degrees. The average high temperature in July is 87 so this exceeded the normal high by five degrees.

As compared to June, there were only four days that the temperature reached 90 degrees.

In terms of rainfall, there was only 1.60 inches of rain that fell in the month of July. Keating said that labels this area in a drought. A drought is a period of below-average precipitation in a given region, resulting in prolonged shortages in its water supply, whether atmospheric, surface water or ground water.

Meanwhile, if the old wive's tale holds true, this winter could be long and snowy. Farmer's Almanac says that if the first week of August is hot, the winter ahead will be long and snowy.