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By Brian Burleson
NWS Glasgow 

Four Straight Months Wetter Than Normal


June marked the fourth straight month that ended up being wetter than normal, with 4.19 inches of rain falling in Glasgow. This is 1.86 inches more than the normal of 2.33 inches. More than half an inch of rain fell at the airport on three separate occasions, the greatest being 1.33 inches on June 3.

The yearly precipitation through the end of June stands at 11.46 inches, making this the eighth-wettest period from January to June on record.

Thunder occurred at the airport nine times in June. One of those thunderstorms, on the 19th, produced pea-sized hail and a wind gust of 58 mph. That gust was also the peak wind speed for the month of June.

June temperatures were slightly cooler than normal for the month, largely due to the cool start. The average temperature for the month was 63.6 degrees, which was 0.4 degrees cooler than normal. High temperatures for June averaged 75.1 degrees,while the average low was 52.1 degrees. The warmest day of the month was June 19, when the high topped out at 88 degrees. The coolest morning occurred on the 4th, with a low of 44 degrees.

Normal temperatures for July begin with highs in the lower 80s and lows in the mid 50s. By the end of the month, normal highs are in the upper 80s, with normal lows in the upper 50s. Normal rainfall for the month of July is 1.78 inches.


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