Today was Father's Day, and after a seasonably warm and dry day, flooding rains dumped 1.83" of rain in the two hours between 9-11 PM. Rain continued through mid-afternoon on 6/19, at much lower rates, totaling 3.18". This heavy rain was attributed to a tropical depression that moved up the coast.
It was a sunny and hot Father's Day as the high reached 90°. This was also the first 90-degree day of the year, the latest date for this occurrence in ten years (it typically occurs at the end of May).
During a thunderstorm, 0.36" of rain fell in just five minutes time between 12:05-12:10 AM on 6/19, and 0.64" fell in fifteen minutes between 12:04-12:19 AM. However, because the National Weather Service doesn't recognize Daylight Saving Time, and uses Standard Time year-round for its records, this rainfall was credited to 6/18.
Similar to 1995, today was Father's Day and the high of 91° was the first 90-degree reading of the year. (The next 90-degree reading on Father's Day would be in 2018.)
2.30" of rain fell today, a record for the date. Rain fell until 5:30 PM, preventing the afternoon temperature from getting higher than 64°, sixteen degrees below average. Today's rain brought the month's total to 7.61", making this the rainiest month since April 2007.
Although this year's meteorological summer (June 1 thru Aug. 31) would have eight days in the 90s, today, with a high/low of 89°/76°, saw the warmest mean temperature of the year until Sept. 2 (which had a high/low of 92°/77°).
It was a sultry Father's Day, with the dew point in the low 70s throughout the day, peaking at 74° early in the afternoon. Combined with a high of 85°, the heat index reached the low 90s.
Yesterday and today both had highs of 91°, but there was a distinct difference between the two days in terms of comfort level as today was much more humid. As a result, today's heat index rose to 96°, which was nine degrees hotter than yesterday (this afternoon's dew point was in the low 70s, while it was only in the upper 40s yesterday).
After yesterday's sultry conditions (bright sunshine and a high of 88°), today felt like October as skies were overcast and afternoon temperatures only in the mid-60s; adding to the chill were winds that gusted between 30-40 mph. (Despite this change in weather, it appeared half of the City's residents hadn't heard the day's forecast as they were walking about dressed as if they expected a repeat of yesterday's summer-like conditions.)