June 2006 Climate for Oklahoma

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
900 AM CDT TUE JUL 10 2006

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-101900-
900 AM CDT TUE JUL 10 2006

...JUNE 2006 MONTHLY SUMMARY...

FOR OKLAHOMA CITY:

THE MONTH OF JUNE STARTED OUT LIKE IT WAS GOING TO GO INTO THE
RECORD BOOKS FOR RECORD HEAT. TEMPERATURES WARMED INTO THE 90S ON 24
OF 30 DAYS. TWO OF THOSE DAYS SAW TEMPERATURES ECLIPSING 100 DEGREES
FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR. THE WARMEST READING FOR THE MONTH WAS
102 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE TENTH. THE HEAT WAS TEMPERED
SOMEWHAT DURING THE LAST WEEK. ALTHOUGH HIGH TEMPERATURES REMAINED
MOSTLY IN THE 90S... NIGHTTIME TEMPERATURES COOLED TO A VERY
COMFORTABLE LOWER 60S.

CLIMATOLOGICALLY THE MONTH OF JUNE IS THE SUPPOSED TO BE THE
SECOND WETTEST MONTH OF THE YEAR. THIS JUNE DID NOT FOLLOW NORMAL
PROCEDURE... WITH THE TOTAL BEING ONLY THE FOURTH WETTEST MONTH OF
THE YEAR. THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS 2.32 INCHES... WHICH FALLS
2.31 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. BELOW IS A TABLE OF THE TOTAL
PRECIPITATION FOR JANUARY THROUGH JUNE OF 2006 AND THEIR RANK:

RANK MONTH TOTAL PRECIPITATION
1 APRIL 3.18
2 MAY 3.01
3 MARCH 2.78
4 JUNE 2.32
5 JANUARY 0.27
6 FEBRUARY 0.08

THE RAINFALL TOTAL IS A CONTRAST TO WHAT WE SAW DURING JUNE 2005.
THE TOTAL THAT MONTH WAS 4.89 INCHES...WHICH IS MORE THAN DOUBLE THE
AMOUNT FOR THIS JUNE. THE TOTAL FOR THE YEAR IS 11.64 INCHES...
FALLING WELL SHORT OF THE NORMAL TOTAL 18.81 INCHES.

FOR WICHITA FALLS:

JUNE TURNED OUT TO BE QUITE THE SCORCHER...BUT FELL JUST
SHORT OF A TOP-TEN WARMEST JUNE. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 82.7
DEGREES WAS THREE DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. TEMPERATURES ON ALL BUT TWO
DAYS WERE ABOVE 90 DEGREES. TEN DAYS OF THAT TOTAL WERE ABOVE 100
DEGREES. THE 100 DEGREE TOTAL WAS TIED FOR EIGHTH MOST SINCE 1924.
BELOW IS A TABLE OF THE MOST 100 DEGREE DAYS IN JUNE SINCE 1924:

RANK YEAR TOTAL
1 1953 20
2 1998 17
3 1924 16
4 1925 15
5 1934 14
6 1980 13
7 1952 12
8 1974 10
2006 10

PRECIPITATION WAS SCARCE DURING THE MONTH. THE TOTAL WAS ONLY 1.04
INCHES. ALL OF THAT RAIN FELL ON THE 22ND AND 23RD. THREE OTHER DAYS
REPORTED A TRACE. THE TOTAL FOR THE YEAR IS NOW 8.16 INCHES. THE
DEFICIT NOW STANDS AT 7.04 INCHES.

TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION RECORDS FOR OKLAHOMA CITY GO BACK TO
1891. TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR WICHITA FALLS GO BACK TO 1924 AND
PRECIPITATION RECORDS GO BACK TO 1897.

$$

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