Saturday, June 16, 2012

Recapping The First Half of June

The first half of June is running a bit cooler than reality -- we are 0.9 degrees below average through yesterday, with an average temperature of 70.3 degrees.  While the second half of June is likely going to shape up as a warmer half compared to average, getting a cool start to June and getting nine out of 15 days so far this month to be below average is a refreshing change to having record highs and temperatures way, way above average.   The first half overall has featured a relatively "nice" temperature pattern, even despite a 94 degree high on June 10th to set the gold standard for warmth in 2012 and in the month.

That niceness in temperatures wasn't equal in overall weather as much of the first ten days of the month included varying levels of showers and thunderstorms.  Precipitation so far this month is running above average here and in many places to our north and northwest.  Philadelphia's picked up 2.21" of rain through the 15th, 0.43" above average.  In Allentown, rainfall for the month has totalled 4.22" (2.07" above average) and Atlantic City is closing in on four inches of rain so far this month.   In Reading and Mount Pocono, rainfall is over an inch above average.  However, the song can't be the same everywhere as southern portions of Delaware are running below average on rainfall this month so far.