Overall, June 2014 Was Rather Mundane

Lightening strikes near Phoenix on June 24.

Lightening strikes near Phoenix on June 24.

OSWEGO, NY – June 2014 goes into the record book rather quietly, according to Bill Gregway, local observer for the National Weather Service.

The average temperature last month was 66.4 degrees. That is 1.1 degrees higher than average.

Lightening strikes near Phoenix on June 24.
Lightening strikes near Phoenix on June 24.

The highest temperature for the month was 88 degrees on the 29th and the lowest was 47 degrees on the 14th.

There were no records and no 90s, either, Gregway said.

“We had 10 days where it was 80 or above with 3 of them in a row,” Gregway said. “And there were 6 overnight lows in the 40s.

Total precipitation for June came in at 2.80 inches. That is 0.62-inch below normal.

The greatest precipitation in a 24-hour period was 0.96-inch on the 25th.

Since the first of the year, the total is 18.81 inches.

Measurable precipitation fell on 9 days, 3 were consecutive.

A trace was recorded on 2 days and no precipitation fell on 19 days with stretches of 6, 4 and 3 days in a row.

The area received 53 percent of the possible amount of sunshine. That is 12 percentages below average.

“I thought it was sunnier than that,” Gregway observed.

The number of cloudy days, 10, was 1 above average.

The number of partly cloudy days, 12, was 1 above average.

The number of clear days, 8, was 2 below average.

June saw 5 thunderstorm days, which is average.

There were 4 foggy days. That is 3 above average.

The highest barometric pressure was 30.25 on the 28th and the lowest was 29.71 on the 13th.

The strongest winds were west-northwesterly, greater than 25 mph, on the 14th.

“That’s it. It was a rather uneventful month,” Gregway said. “Even the thunderstorms didn’t really amount to much.

June 2013 had a high of 88 degrees and a low of 47 degrees. And, it was 0.2-degree cooler than normal.

Precipitation was way up (3.68 inches), Gregway said.

Sunshine was 17 percentages below average.

There was just 1 thunderstorm and 2 foggy days.

It was in the 80s 7 times with 6 of them in a row. It was in the 40s 2 times.

One high temperature record was broken. On June 4, 2013, it hit 88 degrees; just ahead of 87 degrees in 1875.

The driest June on record is 1955 (0.12-inch). The wettest is 1889 (9.81 inches).

The coldest June is 1926 (48.9 degrees) while the warmest is 2005 (71.7 degrees).