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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
713 PM CDT THU JUL 3 2014

...JUNE 2014 MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY...

JUNE WAS QUITE AN ACTIVE WEATHER MONTH FOR THE MID-SOUTH...BEGINNING WITH A COUPLE
OF TORNADOES AND ENDING WITH FLASH FLOODING. THIS IS EVIDENT IN
THE CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH WITH ALL SITES EXCEEDING THEIR JUNE
PRECIPITATION NORMALS.


MEMPHIS WEARS A COUPLE OF CROWNS THIS MONTH BEING BOTH THE WARMEST AND
WETTEST SITE. IT WAS ALSO THE ONLY SITE THIS MONTH WITH A BELOW NORMAL
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...ALBEIT ONLY BY 0.3 DEGREES. TUPELO WAS THE
SECOND WARMEST SITE AND HAD A TEMPERATURE THAT WAS ONLY 0.7
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. JONESBORO ACTUALLY HIT ITS NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE EXACTLY AT 77.8 DEGREES...WHILE JACKSON WAS 0.7
DEGREES ABOVE ITS NORMAL. SO FAR FOR THE YEAR JONESBORO HAS THE
LARGEST DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL WITH A CURRENT AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
OF 53.0 DEGREES...ONLY 3.0 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. MEMPHIS IS
CURRENTLY 2.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL FOR THE YEAR...WHILE JACKSON
AND TUPELO ARE 2.4 DEGREES AND 2.3 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL...RESPECTIVELY.

PRECIPITATION IS THE BIG STORY THIS MONTH. THE FIRST WEEKEND OF
THE MONTH BROUGHT HIGH PRECIPITATION TOTALS TO THE AREA AS WE HAD
A FEW ROUNDS OF SEVERE WEATHER WHILE IN A NORTHWEST FLOW PATTERN
ALOFT...BUT IT WAS THE LAST WEEKEND OF THE MONTH THAT PUT THE
ICING ON THE CAKE. MEMPHIS RECEIVED 13.40 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
THIS MONTH...NOT ONLY MAKING IT THE WETTEST SITE...BUT ALSO MAKING
JUNE 2014 THE SECOND WETTEST JUNE ON RECORD FOR MEMPHIS. MEMPHIS
HAS RECEIVED 141 PERCENT OF ITS NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR BEING
HALFWAY THROUGH THE YEAR WITH NEARLY 40 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR...WHICH ALSO MAKES MEMPHIS THE
WETTEST OFFICIAL SITE SO FAR FOR THE YEAR. JACKSON RECEIVED 12.59
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION DURING JUNE...NEARLY 8 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. DURING THE FIRST HALF OF 2014 JACKSON RECEIVED 34.60
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...OR 122 PERCENT OF ITS NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THE YEAR. JONESBORO WAS
NOT QUITE AS WET AS JACKSON AND MEMPHIS DURING JUNE...ALTHOUGH IT
DID STILL RECEIVE 5.09 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION ABOVE ITS JUNE
NORMAL. JONESBORO IS ALSO 5.09 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE YEAR SO
FAR...HAVING RECEIVED 30.12 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN 2014.
TUPELO WAS THE DRIEST SITE THIS MONTH...BUT THAT IS NOT SAYING
ANYTHING...IT WAS STILL WET. 8.34 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL AT
TUPELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...WHICH WAS 3.82 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
TUPELO IS THE ONLY SITE THAT HAS A BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION
TOTAL FOR THE YEAR...HAVING RECEIVED 28.52 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION...ONLY 0.60 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. WHILE THE HEAVY
AMOUNTS OF PRECIPITATION DID CAUSE FLASH FLOOD EVENTS...THEY ALSO
AIDED IN THE ERADICATION OF D0 DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN PARTS OF WEST
TENNESSEE AND NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI.

SINCE ALL FOUR SITES BROKE AT LEAST ONE RECORD THIS MONTH FOR
PRECIPITATION...A FULL SUMMARY OF NOTABLE RECORDS FOLLOWS THE
CLIMATE DATA. ADDITIONALLY...THE TOP TEN WETTEST MONTHS OF JUNE
FOR EACH SITE ARE ALSO INCLUDED FOR REFERENCE.

TEMPERATURE DATA:

                             MEMPHISJACKSON   JONESBORO   TUPELO
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (MONTH)  :   79.3  76.9 77.8     78.8
NORMAL AVG. TEMP (MONTH)     :   79.6  76.2 77.8     78.1
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL (MONTH):   -0.3   0.7  0.0      0.7
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (YEAR)   :   56.6  53.7 53.0     56.5
NORMAL AVG. TEMP (YEAR)     :   59.2  56.1 56.0     58.8
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL (YEAR) :   -2.6  -2.4 -3.0     -2.3

MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE          :   94.0  92.0 93.0     94.0
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE     :   62.0  53.0 56.0     62.0

PRECIPITATION DATA:

     MEMPHISJACKSON   JONESBORO   TUPELO
TOTAL PRECIPITATION (MONTH)  :    13.40  12.59 8.84     8.34
NORMAL PRECIPITATION (MONTH) :     3.63   4.84 3.75     4.52
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL (MONTH):     9.77   7.75 5.09     3.82
TOTAL PRECIPITATION (YEAR)   :    39.36  34.6030.12    28.52
NORMAL PRECIPITATION (YEAR)  :    27.91   28.3825.03    29.12
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL (YEAR) :    11.45   6.22 5.09    -0.60
PERCENT OF NORMAL (YEAR)     :     141%   122% 120%      98%



NOTABLE RECORDS:

MEMPHIS
2ND WETTEST JUNE (2014)  13.40
7TH WETTEST DAY (JUNE 29 2014)- 5.87
8TH WETTEST MONTH (JUNE 2014)- 13.40

JACKSON
1ST WETTEST JUNE (2014)- 12.59
6TH WETTEST MONTH (JUNE 2014)- 12.59

JONESBORO
3RD WETTEST JUNE (2014)- 8.84

TUPELO
7TH WETTEST JUNE (2014)- 8.34




TOP TEN WETTEST MONTHS OF JUNE:


MEMPHIS                       JACKSON
118.16" 1877112.59" 2014
213.40" 2014211.07" 1992
311.45" 190039.68" 1997
410.17" 199649.15" 1949
58.06" 188658.75" 1989
67.50" 199268.01" 1974
77.39" 188977.40" 2010
87.27" 188487.25" 1990
97.20" 198997.17" 1986
106.88" 1951107.03" 1957


JONESBORO                     TUPELO
111.02" 1928111.37" 1997
29.74" 1945211.08" 1989
38.84" 2014310.22" 1939
48.22" 193549.52" 1957
58.08" 190058.71" 1996
67.74" 199268.63" 2004
77.38" 194278.34" 2014
87.27" 196087.79" 1935
96.99" 192797.11" 1992
106.93" 1948106.94" 1999

CLIMATE OUTLOOK:

WHILE JUNE WAS ABNORMALLY WET...THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) IS CURRENTLY
PREDICTING PRECIPITATION TOTALS FOR JULY TO HAVE A 36 PERCENT CHANCE OF BEING BELOW
NORMAL...33 PERCENT CHANCE OF BEING NEAR NORMAL...AND A 31 PERCENT CHANCE OF BEING ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS SUGGESTS CHANCES BEING A BIT GREATER FOR BELOW
NORMAL TOTALS...YET THERE IS NOT A LOT OF CERTAINTY BEING RELAYED
WITH SUCH SIMILAR PERCENTAGES. SIMILARLY...THE PREDICTION FOR
TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH OF JULY IS EQUAL CHANCES...WHICH MEANS
THERE IS NO CLEAR CLIMATE SIGNAL TO INDICATE WHAT TEMPERATURES MAY
BE. HOWEVER...FOR THE THREE MONTH PERIOD SPANNING
JULY...AUGUST...AND SEPTEMBER THE CPC HAS PREDICTED A 43 PERCENT
CHANCE OF TEMPERATURES BEING ABOVE NORMAL...A 32 PERCENT CHANCE OF
TEMPERATURES BEING NEAR NORMAL...AND A 25 PERCENT CHANCE FOR
TEMPERATURES THAT ARE BELOW NORMAL. COMBINED THIS GIVES NEARLY A
75 PERCENT CHANCE OF TEMPERATURES DURING THIS PERIOD BEING NEAR OR
ABOVE AVERAGE ACROSS THE MID-SOUTH. THE PREDICTION FOR
PRECIPITATION DURING THIS PERIOD IS EQUAL CHANCES. EITHER WAY...WE
ARE ENTERING OUR WARMEST MONTHS OF THE YEAR SO TEMPERATURES ARE
SURE TO BE HIGH. REMEMBER TO MONITOR DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES AND
HEAT INDEX VALUES...AND TO HYDRATE IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE
OUTDOORS.

$$

MAYE





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