June 2012 Ranks As 10th Warmest Ever

OSWEGO, NY – June 2012 cracked the top 10 of warmest-ever Junes, according to Bill Gregway, local observer for the National Weather Service.

The average temperature last month was 67.6 degrees. That is 2.3 degrees above average.

June didn't cool down much after sunset. The warmer than average nights made the month's overall average temperature nearly 2.5 degrees warmer than normal.
June didn't cool down much after sunset. The warmer than average nights made the month's overall average temperature nearly 2.5 degrees warmer than normal.

“We tied, a 3-way tie actually, for the 10th warmest June going back to 1854,” Gregway said. “We tied with 1880 and 1976.”

The days were pretty much normal, but the nights were warmer than average resulting in the warm average, Gregway explained.

Going back to last April, this is the 15th month in a row that has been above average for temperature, he added.

The highest temperature was 90 degrees on the 20th and the lowest was 47 degrees on the 5th.

“We had 1 day in the 90s, 7 in the 80s and 2 in the 70s,” Gregway said. “The overnight lows were in the 40s on 2 days and in the 50s 11 times. And, there were 2 nights it stayed in the 70s.”

There were no new records set in June.

Total precipitation for June came in at 3.19 inches. That is 0.23-inch below where it should be.

“It was the 5th month in a row that the precipitation has been below average,” Gregway observed.

The greatest precipitation in a 24-hour period was 1.16 inches on the 12th.

Since the first of the year, total precipitation stands at 16.59 inches. That is 3.30 inches below average.

June had 10 days of measurable precipitation, including a stretch of 4 consecutive days.

There was 1 day with just a trace.

And, 19 days were precipitation-free; that included stretches of 6 days in a row and 4 days in a row.

The area received 64 percent of the total amount of possible sunshine last month. That is just 1 percentage below average.

The number of cloudy days, 7, was 2 below average.

The number of partly cloudy days, 17, was 6 above average.

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

June had 2 thunderstorm days. That’s 3 below average.

There were no foggy days, which is 1 below average.

The highest barometric pressure was 30.27 on the 14th and the lowest was 29.63 on the 1st.

The strongest winds were greater than 35 mph on the 27th. On the 26th they were greater than 25 mph and greater than 20 mph on the 25th.

June 2011 was 2 degrees warmer than average. The highest temperature was 91 degrees and the lowest was 49 degrees.

Total precipitation was 1.25 inches below average.

AT the end of June 2011, total precipitation for the year stood at about 4 inches above average, Gregway said, adding it was a very wet spring that year.

The pressure and winds were about the same as this year, he said.

The warmest June on record, back to 1844, is 71.7 degrees in 2005. Right behind is 71.2 degrees in 1949.

The coldest is 1926 when the average only reached 48.9 degrees.

The highest temperature recorded in June is 98 degrees on June 22, 1888. The lowest, 36 degrees, was recorded on June 1, 1971 and on June 3, 1986.

The least precipitation in June is 0.12-inch in 1955. That’s followed by 0.50-inch in 1949.

The most precipitation for June is 9.81 inches in 1889.