1977 Weather Highlights for New York
A History of Drought in New York

Weather Analysis: A Tale of Three Junes



The three Junes I'm referring to are those of 2013, 2009 and 2003.  They are New York's three rainiest Junes on record, with all receiving more than ten inches (10.26", 10.10" and 10.05", respectively).  But whereas 2003 and 2009 were much cooler than average (2003 is tied for 9th coolest), June 2013 was warmer than average.  Additionally, much of 2013's rain fell in a two-week period while 2009's fell in a 3-week period and 2003's was dispersed throughout.  In fact, going into the second half of the month it appeared 2013 had a sure shot at supplanting 2003 as wettest June as it had already received 9.60".  But then only 0.50" fell for the rest of the month and it fell 0.16" short of the record.


    Departure Rainfall
Year Mean Temp From Norm Total 1st Half 2nd Half
2013 72.7 1.2 10.10" 9.60" 0.50"
2009 67.5 -3.7 10.05" 5.31" 4.74"
2003 68.4 -2.8 10.26" 7.33" 2.93"




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