Muggy June Was Actually On The Cool Side

OSWEGO, NY – June 2013 may have been warm and humid, but that didn’t translate into a warmer than average month.

The average temperature last month was a rather muggy 65.1 degrees. But, as things turned out, that was 0.2-degree cooler than average, according to Bill Gregway, local observer for the National Weather Service.

The highest temperature was 88 degrees on the 1st and the 23rd. The lowest was 47 degrees on the 20th.

The 88 degrees on the 1st broke the old record of 87 degrees (1875) for that date, Gregway added.

June had 7 days where the high temperature was 80 degrees or higher, 6 of which were consecutive.

There were 2 days when the high was in the 50s.

The overnight low was in the 40s twice. And, it was in the 70s on the 24th, 25th and 26th.

Total precipitation for the month was 7.10 inches. That is 3.68 inches more than average.

The greatest amount of precipitation in a 24-hour period came on the 6th and 7th. In that span, 2.52 inches fell.

“Between the 10th and 11th we also had 1.17 inches,” Gregway said. “On the 13th we had 1.36 inches and on the 29th we had 1.03 inches. We got a lot of rain in some pretty big gulps last month.”

June 2013 wound up as the 4th wettest on record going back to 1844.

In 3rd place is 2010 with 7.74 inches. June 1844 is in 2nd place with 8.20 inches. The wettest June is 1889 with 9.81 inches.

Conversely, June 1955 is the driest with just 0.12-inch.

Since the first of the year, precipitation now stands at 20.59 inches. That is 0.70-inch more than average.

“It may not be a whole lot. But it is the first time in more than a year we have been above average,” Gregway noted.

Measurable precipitation fell on 13 days last month. Three of them were in a row.

Just a trace was recorded on 4 days.

And, no precipitation fell on 13 days. That included 2 stretches of 3 days in a row.

There was only 1 thunderstorm last month. That is 4 below average.

June had 2 foggy days, which is 1 more than normal.

The number of cloudy days, 13, was 4 above average.

The number of partly cloudy days, 10, was 1 below average.

The number of clear days, 7, was 3 below average.

June saw 48 percent of the possible amount of sunshine. That is 17 percentages below average,

The highest barometric pressure was 30.26 on the 20th and the 21st. The lowest was 29.50 on the 29th.

June’s strongest winds were westerly, greater than 25 mph, on the 3rd.

“There were just 5 times we had winds in the 20 mph range last month,” Gregway said. “It all came pretty much in the first half of the month. Then, things quieted down.”

The warmest June on record is 71.7 degrees in 2005.

June 1926 is the coolest at 48.9 degrees.