Weather Extra: June was warmer, wetter than normal

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) –The month of June ended up a little wetter and a little warmer than normal. The average high temperature for the month was 79.7° which is 2.2° above normal. There were no record highs broken for the month of June. Low temperatures average warmer than normal too. The average low was 57.6° which is 2.1° above normal. No record lows were set in June. Overall, the average temperature was 68.6° which is 2.3° above normal and that doesn’t break any records. Lastly, the warmest day was June 28th when we hit 88°. The coldest was June 6th when the temperature fell to 43°.

So, how soggy was the month? Rainfall averaged above normal but how much above depends on where you live. We saw 4.80″ of rain at the airport which is 1.05″ inches above normal. However, here at WYTV studios, we saw 6.45″ of rain for the month. The wettest 24hr period was june 24th through the 25th. Over that time the airport saw 0.94″ of rain. With storms around both of those days, rainfall totals varied drastically. In that same time period, WYTV studios saw 2.23″ of rain which is 1.29″ more than the airport. Overall, there were 14 days with measurable rainfall. That means 46% of the month was wet and 56% was dry.

As for sunshine, the month did have a pretty good amount of sun. For June, 63% of the days were partly cloudy and 1% were clear days. Only 36% of the month was overcast. A little fun fact is that we had some fairly nice weather during the weekends. At least 1 day each weekend featured at least 1 full day that was completely dry and had at least partly sunny skies.

There was also some severe weather during the month. On June 11th we had severe thunderstorm warnings issued for Mercer, Lawrence, and Columbiana counties during the day. Move forward by one week to June 18th and all 5 counties were under a severe thunderstorm warning at some point during that day. There was also a storm which triggered a severe thunderstorm warning that moved through Mercer county on June 23rd and one that did the same for Columbiana county on June 24th.

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