Climatological Report (Monthly)
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000 CXUS51 KBUF 050433 CLMBUF CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY 149 PM EDT THU JUL 2 2015 ................................... ...THE BUFFALO NY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2015... CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2015 WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR`S VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S) NORMAL ................................................................ TEMPERATURE (F) RECORD HIGH 97 06/29/1933 LOW 36 06/11/1972 HIGHEST 84 06/12 89 06/28 LOWEST 45 06/03 48 06/06 06/01 AVG. MAXIMUM 73.8 75.3 -1.5 78.3 AVG. MINIMUM 57.4 57.3 0.1 59.2 MEAN 65.6 66.3 -0.7 68.8 DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.5 -0.5 0 DAYS MAX <= 32 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MIN <= 32 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 9.67 1928 MINIMUM 0.11 1955 TOTALS 5.03 3.66 1.37 3.80 DAYS >= .01 16 10 DAYS >= .10 9 8 DAYS >= .50 4 3 DAYS >= 1.00 1 1 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 1.78 06/27 TO 06/28 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL MM MM TOTALS 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 SINCE 7/1 112.9 94.7 18.2 SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 MM MM 0 DAYS >= 1.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH 0 MM 0 MM 24 HR TOTAL 0.0 DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 50 64 -14 28 SINCE 7/1 7028 6617 411 7125 COOLING TOTAL 76 103 -27 148 SINCE 1/1 167 129 38 171 .................................................... WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 9.2 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 33/280 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 47/280 DATE 06/12 SKY COVER POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 2 NUMBER OF DAYS PC 13 NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 15 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 72 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 7 MIXED PRECIP 0 HEAVY RAIN 5 RAIN 8 LIGHT RAIN 19 FREEZING RAIN 0 LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0 HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 0 LIGHT SNOW 0 SLEET 0 FOG 18 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 3 HAZE 5 - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS. R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED. MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING. T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT. && ...A WET JUNE LACKING ANY PROLONGED HEAT... ON THE HEELS OF A SOAKING END TO MAY...THE MONTH OF JUNE CONTINUED THE ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. OVER HALF THE DAYS CONTAINED MEASURABLE RAINFALL...AND THIS RAINFALL WAS SPREAD EVENLY THROUGHOUT THE MONTH. THE MAJORITY OF WESTERN NEW YORK FINISHED AN INCH OR MORE ABOVE NORMAL JUNE PRECIPITATION. ALONG WITH THIS RAIN...DAYS WERE CLOUDIER THAN NORMAL AND AIR TEMPERATURES FINISHED THE MONTH SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JUNE FINISHED AT 65.6F DEGREES WHICH IS 0.7 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE IN JUNE WAS A MERE 84F DEGREES ON THE 12TH. THERE WERE ONLY FIVE DAYS THAT REACHED THE 80S...AND THIS TOTAL WAS THE 7TH FEWEST AMOUNT OF DAYS SINCE OBSERVING RECORDS MOVED TO THE AIRPORT IN 1943. ON THE 28TH THE TEMPERATURE REACHED A HIGH OF ONLY 61F...WHICH WAS THE COOLEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE...BREAKING A RECORD OF 63F SET BACK IN 2004. PRECIPITATION TOPPED FIVE INCHES FOR THE 18TH JUNE IN RECORDED HISTORY (RECORDS START 1871). THE 5.03 INCHES WAS AN INCH AND A THIRD ABOVE NORMAL AND CAME ON 16 DAYS OF MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION. OF THE PAST SIX JUNES...THREE HAVE HAD OVER FIVE INCHES OF RAINFALL. THERE WAS ONE RECORD RAINFALL EVENT...WITH THE 1.72 INCHES ON THE 27TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 1.29 INCHES SET BACK IN 2006. THERE WERE FOUR DAYS THAT RECEIVED A HALF AN INCH OR MORE OF RAINFALL...TWICE THE TYPICAL AMOUNT OF TWO DAYS. EVERY SUNDAY THIS MONTH RECORDED MEASURABLE RAINFALL. THE RECORD SOAKING RAINFALL OF LATE MAY...THAT ENDED IN THE WEE HOURS OF JUNE WAS JUST A SIGN OF THE PATTERN FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE. A MEAN LONGWAVE TROUGH REMAINED OVER THE GREAT LAKES REGION THIS MONTH...A TROUGH THAT FAVORED STORM DEVELOPMENT OVER THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES REGION. SEVERAL STORM SYSTEMS PRODUCED MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL THROUGH THE MONTH. THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT STORM SYSTEM CAME THROUGH WESTERN NEW YORK ON THE 8TH AND 9TH OF THE MONTH...SPREADING A HALF TO ONE INCH OF RAINFALL...AND ALSO GUSTY THUNDERSTORM WINDS ON THE MORNING OF THE 9TH. MORE WIDESPREAD SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS DROPPED ACROSS THE REGION ON THE 11TH...WITH BOTH THE HEAVIER RAINFALL AND DAMAGE FOUND EAST OF BUFFALO ACROSS THE GENESEE VALLEY AND FINGER LAKES REGION. A BRIEF TORNADO SPUN UP JUST NORTH OF CANANDAIGUA DURING THE LATE EVENING HOURS OF THE 11TH. THE NEXT SYSTEM OF NOTE CAME SEVERAL DAYS LATER WHEN ANOTHER WARM FRONT AND HUMID AIRMASS EDGED INTO WESTERN NEW YORK THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF SUNDAY THE 14TH. ONE SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORM PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING ACROSS WARSAW IN WYOMING COUNTY LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON. ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND DRENCHING THUNDERSTORMS PASSED ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK LATER SUNDAY NIGHT. ANOTHER COLD FRONT CROSSED THE REGION ON THE 23RD WITH EARLY MORNING HEAVY RAIN SHOWERS AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS DOWNING TREES ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK. LASTLY ANOTHER SYNOPTIC STORM SYSTEM ROSE NORTHWARD FROM THE SOUTH WITH A LENGTHY PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN SHOWERS ON THE 27TH-28TH. THIS WEEKEND SOAKING RAINFALL BROUGHT SEVERAL INCHES OF RAIN TO WESTERN NEW YORK AND RUINED MANY OUTDOOR PLANS. LAKE ERIE`S WATER TEMPERATURE RANGED FROM 55F DEGREES AT MONTH`S BEGINNING TO 65F DEGREES ON THE 26TH. WIND SPEED AVERAGED 9.2 MPH WHICH IS NEAR THE NORMAL OF 9.3 MPH. IN ALL A COOL...AND VERY WET START TO SUMMER. && THOMAS $$ $$

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