June wetter and cooler than usual

June wetter and cooler than usual

CHAMPAIGN — June was wetter and cooler than normal — and a lot wetter and cooler than June last year.

The Illinois State Water Survey reported 6.27 inches of rain last month, almost 2 inches more than a normal June and about 4 inches more than the rainfall of June 2012 (2.28 inches).

It was the 19th wettest June in Champaign-Urbana weather history, according to state climatologist Jim Angel of the water survey. The wettest June was in 1902 with 11.58 inches. Average June rainfall is 4.34 inches.

It rained on 13 of 30 days last month.

So far this year, Angel said, the twin cities have had 24.17 inches of precipitation. Last year through June, Champaign-Urbana had 13.64 inches. On four of six months this year, rainfall has been above normal.

Normal precipitation through June in Champaign-Urbana is 19.95 inches.

Temperatures for the month were eight-tenths of a degree below normal. The average temperature for the month was 71.4 degrees. Normal is 72.2 degrees. There were three days with readings of 90 degrees or more.

Last June the average temperature was slightly above normal at 72.5 degrees, but there were nine 90-plus-degree days and two days with 100-degree readings.

Temperatures so far this year are slightly below normal (one-tenth of a degree). Last year they averaged about 4 degrees above normal.

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Chazman wrote on July 02, 2013 at 8:07 pm
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And what does all this mean?  Absolutely nothing.  Last year it was warmer, this year it's cooler, and next year is a 50-50 shot.