Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Digging through the Heat


I’ve been doing some digging in the historical weather numbers and so has some of the National Weather Service offices across the Midwest.

Interesting Weather Tidbits:

CAPE GIRARDEAU:
  • Cape Girardeau has officially had 1.37” of rain for the month of June.  This is 1.75” below average for the month.  For the year, Cape Girardeau is 12.72” below normal.
  • In 2011, Cape Girardeau had 42.87" of rain from January 1 - June 30.  That is 31.37" more than 2012.
  • The last time Cape Girardeau had an above normal month (rainfall) was December 2011.
  • As of June 26, Cape Girardeau is 0.6° below average for the month of June.
  • The hottest temperature in 2011 was 103° (August).
  • The hottest temperature from 1960 to present is 105° (July 15, 1980, July 12, 1980, July 14, 1966, July 12, 1966, August 4, 1964).

CARBONDALE, IL (sewage plant):
  • The hottest temperature from 1898 to present is 113° (August 9, 1930).
DONIPHAN, MO:
  • The hottest temperature from 1904 to present is 114° (August 8, 1934).
JACKSON, MO:
  • The hottest temperature from 1893 to present is 112° (July 24, 1934).
INDIANAPOLIS:
  • Indianapolis has officially recorded 0.05” of rain for June.  As of June 27, only 5 out of the last 48 days  have had measurable rain.
  • Indianapolis has set a new record for longest dry period in June.  It is the longest since 1983.
  • June 2012 will go in the record books as the driest month in history in Indianapolis.
  • All time record high temperature for June in Indianapolis is 102°.  This record was established in 1954 and 1988.

NEW MADRID, MO:
  • The hottest temperature from 1963 to present is 107° (August 4, 1964).

PADUCAH:
  • Paducah, Kentucky has only recorded 0.90” officially for the month of June 2012.  This is 1.78” below normal for the month.  For the year, Paducah is 12.31” below normal.
  • The hottest temperature from 1937 to present is 108° (July 17, 1942).

POPLAR BLUFF:
  • Poplar Bluff has officially recorded 1.43” of rain in June.  For the year, Poplar Bluff is 9.08” below normal.
  • The hottest temperature from 1893 to present is 112° (August 9, 1930, July 23, 1901, July 22, 1901, July 12, 1901).

ST. LOUIS:
  • It has been 58 years since St. Louis has had three consecutive days of 100°+ temperatures. (1954)
  • All time record high temperature for month of June in St. Louis is 105°.  This record was established in 1936 and 1952.
  • Highest temperature ever recorded at St. Louis was 115° July 12, 1954 and July 14, 1954.

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