Halfway Through JuneJune 17th, 2013 at 9:54 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Hummingbird picture from “yvansled” at ReportIt. Click on the image to enlarge. We’re a little more than 1/2-way thru June. So far, it’s been a comfortable month. The average temperature in G.R. through the first 16 days of June is 65.0. It’s estimated that if the temperature is 65 outside, additional heat from cooking, showers, lights, etc. would keep the temperature inside at around 69 or 70 – so you theoretically wouldn’t need the furnace or air conditioner. The warmest temperature this month so far has been 81 and the lowest 41. The average temperature for June so far is 1.5 degrees cooler than average. With warmer temperatures centered around next weekend, we may able to climb back to average by 6/30. If we do finish slightly below average temperatures for the month, it’ll be the 4th month out of 5 with below average temperatures. We’ve had 3 days this month with thunderstorms (lightning or thunder at the G.R. Airport NWS), an average wind speed of 7.5 mph and 60% of possible sunshine. Rainfall has totaled 3.77″ in G.R. That’s 1.59″ above average to this point in the month. That also gives us 26..46″ for 2013, a whopping 10.70″ above average. Last year we had 15.11″ for the month, only slightly behind the average of 15.76″. There’s still a tiny patch of snow (left side of the picture, bottom of the hill) on the Mt. Ripley web cam this AM. Our sunrise is now at 6:03 am, the earliest of the year. The overall longest day is the Summer Solstice on Friday the 21st.