Cold start to June

...A CHILLY START FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2009...

THROUGH THE FIRST TWELVE DAYS OF THE MONTH OF JUNE...TEMPERATURES
ACROSS THE AREA HAVE AVERAGED SEVERAL DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. 

IN SIOUX FALLS...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THIS MONTH SO FAR IS 57.7 DEGREES
...OR 7.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS TIES FOR FOURTH COLDEST DURING
THIS PERIOD.

THE TOP FIVE COOLEST YEARS FOR THE FIRST 12 DAYS OF JUNE FOR SIOUX FALLS...

1. 54.8 DEGREES IN 1945
2. 55.7 DEGREES IN 1998
3. 57.0 DEGREES IN 1951
4. 57.7 DEGREES IN 1897
5. 57.7 DEGREES IN 2009

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING THIS PERIOD IS 66.9 DEGREES
...THE THIRD COOLEST ON RECORD. ONLY 1998 AT 65.5 DEGREES AND 1945
AT 62.6 DEGREES HAVE BEEN COOLER. THE AVERAGE LOW DURING THIS SPELL
IS 48.4 DEGREES...TIED FOR 12 COOLEST. THE COOLEST MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE WAS SET IN 1897 AT 43.1 DEGREES.

IN HURON...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 55.6 DEGREES IS 9.9 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL...THE SECOND COOLEST FOR THE FIRST TWELVE DAYS OF JUNE.
ONLY 1945 WAS COLDER DURING THIS PERIOD AT 53.0 DEGREES. 


THE TOP FIVE COOLEST YEARS FOR THE FIRST 12 DAYS OF JUNE FOR HURON...


1. 53.0 DEGREES IN 1945
2. 55.6 DEGREES IN 2009
3. 56.8 DEGREES IN 1897
4. 57.0 DEGREES IN 1910
5. 57.1 DEGREES IN 1951

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE IN HURON SO FAR THIS MONTH IS 64.4
DEGREES OR SECOND COOLEST...EXCEEDED ONLY BY 1945 AT 59.0 DEGREES.
THE AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE SO FAR THIS MONTH IS 46.8 OR SEVENTH
COLDEST. THE LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE DURING THE FIRST 12 DAYS OF
JUNE OCCURRED IN 1897 WITH 43.6 DEGREES.

IN SIOUX CITY...TEMPERATURES HAVE BEEN A BIT WARMER THIS MONTH...
AVERAGING 63.1 DEGREES OR 5.3 BELOW NORMAL WHICH TIES FOR 18TH
COOLEST FOR THE FIRST TWELVE DAYS OF JUNE. THE COOLEST YEAR FOR THIS
PERIOD OCCURRED IN 1945 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 56.1 DEGREES.



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