June Weather Recap

By: Stephen Bowers Email
By: Stephen Bowers Email

The second 100-year flood in just a few months...

One of the worst wildfire seasons in California's history...

Multiple severe weather outbreaks...

And only one tropical storm...

The weather throughout the month of June has been as active in some areas as it has been inactive in other areas.

While the Upper Mississippi Valley is flooding and can't seem to catch a break, parts of Texas are thirsting for rain and even banning 4th of July fireworks to prevent fires.

To complicate the flooding in the Midwest, severe thunderstorms have spawned tornadoes including the one that killed Boy Scouts at an Iowa camp.

In the Atlantic, things were quiet enough that you might have forgotten the hurricane season started a month ago. Tropical Storm Arthur briefly developed the first day of the season, but no activity has occurred since.

In the Pacific, at least 70 people were killed and as many as 700 were missing when a Typhoon slammed into the Philippines, while three tropical storms - one of which became a hurricane - churned off the Pacific coast of Mexico. In Italy extreme heat has had zoo animals finding ways to keep cool.

In Meridian, high temperatures topped 90 degrees 23 days. We saw just over two-and-a-half inches of rain, which is an inch-and-a-third below what is normal. Although we experienced several severe storms, only minor damage was reported around the area. The highest recorded temperature for the month was 94 degrees, and who could forget the temperature dip of 59 degrees on the morning of the 19th.

For July, expect the rainy season to pick up, and expect the hurricane season to become a little more active.


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