- Lowell emails these notes: "
June was cool and wet except for the last nine days. June's mean average
temperature (69.7°) was the third coolest on record with the lowest mean
temperature since 1991 with a 2.38° departure from average. The 5.82" of
rain made it the fourth wettest June with a +2.41" departure. It was the
wettest June since 1998 that holds the record with 6.73". June had 15
days with measurable rain that was the most since 1998 and was only
four days short of tying the record for June. June was also the second
cloudiest June in the last 23-years. The record is 1995.
June had only 4 days with 90° or above temperatures the least since 1995.
The first => 90° came on the 24th that is the latest 90° day since 1992
when 91° occurred on June 30th. June's LOWEST maximum temperature was
only 58° on June 4th which was only 2° from the LOWEST monthly maximum
every recorded for June. Many people heard their furnaces run on the fourth.
June's average temperature range was only 16.8° and set a new
23-year record; the previous record was 17.3 in 1982. The 2°
temperature range on June 4th was the least ever recorded in June
in the last 23 years; the old record was 4° in 1998.
The maximum gust of 37 mph from the west on the 1st at 0810
was the second strongest wind gust recorded for June. The
wind caused minor damage to trees and one tree was blown
over onto the power lines in our neighborhood. The minimum
barometer of 29.38" on June 1st was the lowest for June
since June 22, 1972 when 29.26" was recorded in Hurricane
There were 8 daily records set!
June DAILY Records Tied or Broken: (23 Years of records):
2 daily LOW maximum temperature records: 4, 17;
4 daily LOW range temperature records for the date: 4, 8, 15, 17;
2 daily HIGH precipitation records: 7, 11.
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- NWS WBC reports:
NO NEW RECORDS WERE SET DURING JUNE IN WASHINGTON.
THE DREARINESS OF MAY CONTINUED THROUGH THE FIRST TWO THIRDS OF
JUNE. NEARLY EIGHT INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN JUNE...AFTER A MAY THAT
HAD JUST OVER SEVEN INCHES. THE COMBINED 14.93" TOTAL WAS THE
FIFTH WETTEST MAY/JUNE PERIOD ON RECORD. THE GREATEST BEING 17.35
INCHES IN 1886.
MAY AND JUNE COMBINED HAD THIRTY SIX DAYS WITH MEASURABLE RAIN. THAT
BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD FOR THE PERIOD BY TWO DAYS...A RECORD SET
WAY BACK IN 1889. IT WAS ALSO TWICE AS MANY AS WE HAD LAST YEAR.
WITH ALL THE CLOUDS AND RAIN AROUND FOR MUCH OF THE MONTH...JUNE
ENDED UP BEING THE COLDEST SINCE 1972 AND THE EIGHTEENTH COOLEST ON
RECORD. IT ALSO LOGGED AS THE FOURTH WETTEST ON RECORD.
HOWEVER...TWO DAYS AFTER THE SUMMER SOLSTICE...SUMMER CAME TO THE
WASHINGTON AREA AND THE LAST EIGHT DAYS OF THE MONTH WERE
NOTICEABLY DIFFERENT. WHILE DURING THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF THE MONTH
TWO-THIRDS OF THE DAYS HAD RAIN...ONLY TWO OF THE LAST EIGHT DAYS
HAD RAIN. TEMPERATURES ALSO BECAME SUMMERLIKE...AS WE HAD OUR FIRST
NINETY DEGREE DAY OF THE SEASON...ALONG WITH THREE OTHERS.
SUMMERTIME HUMIDITY ALSO CAME WITH IT.
the month was 4.74" above normal while average temps were 3.2° below
normal. The average wind speed was 7.7 mph.
" [ - + ]
- Gary reports: "
Another very wet month, running 3.44" above normal, and was the sixth month
in a row where measurable precipitation fell on the first day of the month.
Average humidity for the month was 76% and the average dew point was 61°.
June 24th brought the first day of 90° weather to the station; last year, 90°
was reached by April 16th, quite a contrast. Temperature was just 0.1°
below normal. On seven days, thunder was observed from the station.
Average barometric pressure was 29.923 inHg.
" - [ - + ]
- NWS Blacksburg reports the monthly mean temp was 1.1° below normal
while rainfall was 3.55" above normal. The average wind speed was 4.0
MPH. The average sky cover was 50% while the average relative humidity was
72%. [ - + ]
- " The rainfall for June was 3.58" above normal. It was the third
wettest June in my 39 years of record keeping on precipitation. Over 8"
occurred in 1972 and 1996 during this month. Precipitation for the year is
now around 10" above normal. We have not had a strong thunderstorm
so far this year. The temperature was about a degree below normal.
" - report from Clayton [ - + ]
Except for the data logger spending over two weeks having its motherboard
replaced in Texas, and an uninvited chick-a-doodad setting-up a nest in
my hygrothermograph for a few days, June turned out to be fairly darn nice.
With a high temperature of 93° on the 14th and 30th, only two other days
came in at 90° or better during the month. The recorded average high for
June was 2.5° below the 82.7° normal. And while the overall monthly average
daily temperature was just 1.3° above the 69.8° normal, the days felt
mostly seasonable averaging out to be 71.1° for the month. Naturally,
it was the nightly lows that were high and messed up everything again.
62.1° for an average monthly low was 5.2° warmer than the 56.9° we were
planning on. As compared to the past three months though, June expressed
the least amount of positive temperature departure.
With the arrival of summer on the 21st, it didn't take long for my
thermometer to go to warm mode with average highs climbing to the mid 80's
or better, and for the rain gauge to go to relax mode after months of
tipping buckets. Precipitation made itself well known during the month
with 6.51" filling the spot in my log book. Pardoning a 0.03" downpour on
June 27th, all of our accumulation occurred during the first three weeks
of the month. June 7th happened to be a very damp Saturday when 2.13" fell
in just over eight hours yielding one-third of our monthly total. With our
June rainfall of 6.51", we have exceeded out monthly average by 2.28" and
amassed an annual surplus of slightly under a foot at 11.24". At this time
last year, drought was a very real and unpopular word. Here in moldy ol'
Centreville we were 6.17" in the hole but damp by comparison to some of
our neighbors. Now, we even have moss growing on the south side of our
" - notes from Paul [ - + ]
- The monthly average temperature was 4.0° below normal while rainfall
was 1.76" above normal. - from NWS WBC
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- The mean temp was 1.7° below normal. The monthly rainfall was 4.26"
above normal. Average wind speed, 5.8 mph. - from NWS WBC [ - + ]
Falls Church - "
June 2003 continued until the end of the month with the cooler, wet pattern we had all spring.
This month was cooler than average and much wetter than average because
of this pattern.
A few thunderstorms brought over an inch of rain in a short period
and there were times my street experienced flooding.
June 24 was my first 90° plus day of the year that is later than usual.
" - notes from
Erica [ - + ]
Bob reports: "
My average max temp was 5.2° below the Dulles "normal"
and the average min was 2° above.
Total precip was 5.7" above the Dulles "normal" and was a new
27-year record for this site. A barometrically dull month.
Dulles is about 4 miles WSW and its normal is the 1971-2000 average.
This was a cool, wet, month, at least for the first three weeks.
" - [ - + ]
A COOL AND CLOUDY JUNE WITH ONLY A FEW OPPRESSIVE DAYS NEAR THE END OF THE MONTH."
- notes from Dave [ - + ]
The monthly temperature was 2.2° below average,
precipitation was 7.23" above average. We received a
record 5.18" of rain on the 19th, which fell overnight
in a 3-hour period.
We had thunder on the 9th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 19th,
and 27th. The numbers speak for themselves. June was
even wetter than May! We had numerous flood and flash
flood watches and warnings."
- notes from Russ [ - + ]
- Scott Lancey notes:
"BTW, WREL has cranked up our ever-popular computer model maps for the
hurricane season. We generate and publish maps for TDs and named storms
in the Atlantic and GOM 4 times a day. The address is: http://www.wrel.com/modelmap.htm.
Hopefully, folks understand these are not official TPC/NHC products and are
for informational purposes only.
- Rainfall for the month was 1.92" above normal while the mean temp was
2.4° below normal. The average wind speed was 4.0 MPH.
- from NWS Blacksburg
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- NWS AKQ noted the average temperature in Norfolk was 0.5° above normal.
The month's rainfall was 0.34" below normal. The average wind speed was 8.2 mph.
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- The Fred Heutte Center, in Historic
Ghent, noted a mean barometer reading of 29.950". The mean relative humidity
was 81%. The average wind speed was 3 mph from a dominant S direction.
The rainy weather continued with rainfall at 148% or the norm, the 5th wettest
June in the database to 1976. The most rainfall to fall in June occurred in
1978 with 7.56". Temps were
below normal, the result of excessive moisture. 37% of the month's days saw rainfall. 22 days here with 40% or more sky
cover. Daily station records include:
2ND TEMPERATURE MINIMUM MAXIMUM TIED 72° [PREVIOUSLY 1983];
3RD TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TIED 54° [PREVIOUSLY 1992];
12TH TEMPERATURE MAXIMUM MINIMUM 74° [PREVIOUSLY 73° 1986];
15TH DAILY PRECIPITATION 2.05" [PREVIOUSLY 1.17" 1999];
17TH TEMPERATURE MINIMUM MAXIMUM TIED 67° [PREVIOUSLY 1999];
19TH DAILY PRECIPITATION 1.07" [PREVIOUSLY 0.79" 2000];
22ND TEMPERATURE MINIMUM MAXIMUM 72° [PREVIOUSLY 73° 1999].
Winds averaged 2.53 MPH from a dominant SE direction. The average barometric
pressure was 29.937".
The average relative humidity was a whopping 82% and the average sky
cover was 47.0%.
For the year-to-date, the temperature average was 1.2° below normal, down .1° from
the year-to-date average at the end of May, again attributed to the excess rainfall.
Rainfall for the year was running 6.97" above normal or 130% of the norm.
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- NWS AKQ reported the mean temp at RIC was 0.8° below normal. Rainfall
was 0.33" above normal. The average wind speed was 7.2 mph. [ - + ]
- Glenn reports: "
Lots of rain for the month (2nd in a row!) with strong t-storms and sharp lightning.
Power was out 12 hours on the 12th from such storms.
- Wendell notes: "
A very wet & cooler than normal June. Temperature averaging 69.8° were
2.0° below normal. It was the 2nd wettest June on record. Only June 1995
at 9.97" was wetter. Rainfall of 8.07" was well-above the 3.14" norm."
- [ - + ]
- NWS Blacksburg reports that the Roanoke airport monthly mean temp was 2.4° below normal.
Rainfall was 2.64" above normal. The average wind speed was 5.6 mph.
[ - + ]
The coolest June since I've kept records. Another
wet month (3rd of 18). The six-month total precipitation almost equals the
precipitation for the entire year 1986 (27.98), which was my driest.
" - notes from Lauck [ - + ]
- from NWS GSP: The monthly mean temp was 1.1° below normal and the
rainfall was 1.78" above normal. The average wind speed was 5.2 mph.
[ - + ]
- NWS GSP reports the mean temp here was 3.7° below normal and precip
was 1.64" above normal. The average wind speed was 5.3 mph.
- [ - + ]
City - The Elizabeth City Coast Guard Station [ECG] reported an average
wind speed of 8.4 mph. The mean temp was -0.2° below normal while rainfall
was 1.12" above normal. - from NWS AKQ [ - + ]
- NWS RDU reports the average wind speed was 7.0 mph.
Cape Hatteras -
The average temperature in June 2003 was 68.0°. This was the 60th coolest
June in the database stretching 1895-2003.
5.39" of precipitation fell in June, the 81st driest year since 1895.
- from NCDC [ - - ]
- NWS RDU notes a mean temp here that was 1.7° below normal. Rainfall was
0.80" above normal. The average wind speed was 6.4 mph. - [ - + ]
- The average wind speed was 4.5 mph. The average monthly temperature was 2.9°
below normal while rainfall was 0.56" above normal - from NWS GSP [ - + ]
- The average wind speed was 5.8 mph. The average monthly temperature was 0.8°
above normal while rainfall was 1.94" below normal - from NWS ILM [ + - ]
- NWS RAH reported the monthly average temp at RDU was 1.0° below normal while
rainfall was 0.74" above normal."
- [ - + ]
- Bob notes: "
For the third month in a row the average daily temperature was below normal.
However, the first 90° reading of the season was recorded on June 11th.
Precipitation for June was actually below normal although rainfall was
observed on 14 days during the month. No severe weather was observed at
" - [ - - ]
- Merriell adds these notes: "
June was about normal temperature-wise but precipitation more than doubled
the normal amount. Lots of clouds and rain made this summer month a bit
depressing at times. Sunny skies and warmer temperatures were more consistent
during the second half of the month." [ +/- + ]
- From NWS ILM: The average temp was 0.2° above normal while rainfall
was a 0.06" above normal. The average wind speed was 7.0 mph.
A low temperature record was tied on the 22nd with 59° and previously set in
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- NWS GSP reports the monthly mean temp was 2.6° below normal.
Rainfall was exactly normal. The average wind speed was 5.4 mph. -
[ - +/- ]
- NWS CHS reports the monthly mean temp was 0.4° above normal. Rainfall
was 0.66" above normal. The average wind speed was 7.2 mph. - [ + + ]
- NWS CAE reports that the mean temp here was 1.8° below normal. Rainfall
was a 2.58" above normal. The average wind speed was 5.4 mph. Average relative
humidity was 73% while the average sky cover was 50%. [ - + ]
- The mean temp here was 1.4° below normal while rainfall totals were
1.59" above normal. The average wind speed was 5.9 mph. A record low temperature was
set on the 22nd with 58° [previously 59° in 1966]. - from NWS ILM
[ - + ]
- The monthly mean temperature was 1.3° below normal while rainfall
was 2.32" above normal. The average wind speed was 6.2 mph. - from NWS
GSP [ - + ]
Myrtle Beach - The mean temp was 0.1° above normal while rainfall
was 4.25" above normal. The average wind speed was 7.1 mph. A record low temperature
was set on the 2nd with 53° [previous record 55° set in 1955]. On the 22nd, a
record low temperature was established with 61° [previous record 63° set in 1954. - from NWS
ILM [ + + ]
- NWS CAE reports the average wind speed was 4.7 mph. The average relative
humidity was 75% while the average sky cover was 30%.
The mean temperature was 1.7° below normal while rainfall was 2.51" above the
norm. - from NWS MRX [ + + ]