Good Bye, Good Riddance to June 2015

June 2015 was a rather cloudy and wet month.

June 2015 was a rather cloudy and wet month.

OSWEGO, NY – June 2015 goes into the weather record book as not the best we’ve ever had.

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June 2015 was a rather cloudy and wet month.

“It was a cool, dark and rather wet month,” according to Bill Gregway, local observer for the National Weather Service. “It was not a very nice June at all.”

The average temperature last month was 63.6 degrees.  That is 1.7 degrees below average.

The highest temperature was 85 degrees on the 14th and the lowest was 40 degrees on the 7th.

“We set a new record on the 7th,” Gregway said. “We got down to 40 degrees. The old record was 41 degrees set way back in 1888.”

June 20th saw a near record low, 45 degrees. The record is 42 degrees set in 1926.

There were 3 days when the highs were in the 80s and the lows were in the 40s 4 times.

June had no 90s.

Precipitation for June came in at 6.91 inches. That is 3.49 inches above average.

“We pretty much doubled the monthly average,” Gregway said. “Sounds like a lot. But, overall, we were just the 6th wettest going back to 1844. And, in 2013, June received 7.10 inches. That is the 4th wettest on record.”

Since the first of the year, total precipitation is 19.51. That’s just 0.38-inch below average.

“We had been running a deficit for the longest time. But, thanks to June, we made up around 3 inches,” Gregway said.

Measurable precipitation fell on 15 days, with a streak of 4 in a row.

There was just a trace on 2 days.

No precipitation fell on 13 days, with 2 runs of 3 days in a row.

The greatest amount of precipitation in a 24-hour period was 2.45 inches on the 1st.

There was also 1.75 inches that fell in 2 hours (midnight to 2 a.m.) once and 1.14 inches on the 8th to 9th. Also, 1.34 inches fell over a 5-hour span on the 23rd.

“Our rainfall was spotty, but very heavy at times,” Gregway said. “Lucky for us it was nothing like what they got south of us.”

The area had 3 thunderstorms in June. That is 2 below average.

June had 9 foggy days, which is 8 above average.

We received 48 percent of the possible amount of sunshine. That is 17 percentages below average.

The number of cloudy days, 11, was 2 above average.

The number of partly cloudy days, 15, was 4 above average.

The number of clear days, 4, was 6 below average.

The highest barometric pressure was 30.26 on the 3rd and the lowest was 29.53 on the 9th.

June 23rd saw the strongest winds, westerly greater than 30 mph.

Last year, June was 1.1 degrees warmer than average. The high was 88 degrees and the low was 47 degrees.

There were 10 highs in the 80s and 6 lows in the 40s.

Like this year, there wasn’t any 90s.

Precipitation for the month was about 0.5-inch below normal. And, for the year it was 18.81 inches; about 1.5 inches below average.

The least precipitation for June is 0.12-inch in 1955. The most is 9.81 inches in 1889.

June 2005 is the warmest on record – 71.7 degrees. The coolest is 48.9 degrees in 1926.