OSWEGO, NY – It was just a tad warmer than normal last month â€“ and a heck of a lot wetter than usual.
The average temperature last month was 66.7 degrees. That is 1.4 degrees above average.
â€œIt was above average. I thought that we were going to be below average,â€ Bill Gregway, local observer for the National Weather Service, said of Juneâ€™s average temperature.
The warmest June on record is 71.7 degrees in 2005. Right behind that is 71.2 degrees in 1949.
So last monthâ€™s 66.7 degrees, while above average, â€œwas no big deal really,â€ according to Gregway.
The highest temperature was 86 degrees on the 19th and the lowest was 50 degrees on the 9th.
There were no new records set, Gregway noted.
â€œWe had 6 days where the temperature was 80 degrees or higher and 2 days where it was only in the 60s,â€ he said. â€œThe overnight low was in the 70s twice.â€
Total precipitation for June 2010 was 7.74 inches. Thatâ€™s 4.32 inches above average.
â€œI believe that is more than March, April and May combined,â€ Gregway said.
The greatest precipitation in a 24-hour period last month was 1.13 inches on the 28th.
The wettest June is 1887 (9.81 inches) and the least precipitation for June is 0.12-inch in 1955.
The highest barometric pressure last month was 30.15 on the 8th, 11th and 18th.Â The lowest was 29.27 on the 6th.
â€œThe pressure was around 29.90 or lower all month,â€ Gregway observed.
There were 17 days of measurable precipitation last month with streaks of 6 and 3 days in a row.
There was 1 day with just a trace.
And, June had 12 days with no precipitation including 4 streaks of 2 days in a row.
â€œFor a while there it seemed like the came every other day in June,â€ Gregway said. â€œWe got a lot of spurts and squirts.â€
The number of cloudy days, 11, was 2 above average.
The number of partly cloudy days, 16, was 5 above average.
The number of clear days, 3, was 7 below average.
â€œWe had 3 thunderstorm days, which is 2 below average,â€ Gregway said, adding that 1 day had 2 distinct storms.
There were 3 foggy days, which is 2 above average.
The strongest winds were out of the north at more than 40 mph on the 6th.