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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Medford OR
350 AM PDT Mon Jul 1 2019


June 2019 was warmer and much drier than normal.

High pressure kept the area warm and free of precipitation as
June began. Cooler air arrived on the 6th, briefly dropping
temperatures below normal and producing numerous showers across
the area. Medford only managed to pick up 0.01 inches of rain
before high pressure returned on the 10th. With high pressure
dominating and a strong thermal trough building into the area,
temperatures quickly jumped to 10 to 15 degrees above normal,
peaking with a daily high of 100 degrees on the 11th, and tying a
record daily high on the 13th. Warm and dry conditions then
continued well into the latter half of June. A persistent upper
level trough pattern then developed on the 20th, producing near
normal to cooler than normal temperatures for the remainder of
the month. Despite several days of showers and thunderstorms in
the area, Medford remained dry, never allowing the month`s total
rainfall to rise above the paltry 0.01 inches received earlier in
the month.

The average temperature for June 2019 was 69.1 degrees, which is
2.3 degrees above normal. The average maximum temperature was
85.2 degrees, which is 3.6 degrees above normal. The average
minimum temperature was 53.1 degrees, which is 1.1 degrees above
normal. The highest temperature for the month was 100 degrees
which occurred on the 11th. The lowest temperature for the month
was 41 degrees which occurred on the 8th.

There were 26 clear days, four partly cloudy days, and zero
cloudy days.

Total precipitation for the month was 0.01 inches which is 0.61
inches below normal. Total precipitation for the water year
(beginning October 1st) is 19.06 inches, which is 1.96 inches
above normal. Calendar year precipitation is 13.86 inches, which
is 4.40 inches above normal.

The average wind speed for the month was 5.4 mph. The fastest
recorded two-minute wind speed was 26 mph from the west which
occurred on the 26th. The peak wind was 33 mph from the west
which also occurred on the 26th.

The highest pressure for the month was 30.35 inches on the 8th.
The lowest pressure for the month was 29.76 inches on the 25th.

Medford reached a high temperature of 99 degrees on the 13th,
tying the old record daily high temperature set on that date in

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