...Indianapolis Sets Record for Driest June on Record...
...June 2012 is Second Driest Month at Indianapolis Since Records Began... (see precipitation section below)
Below are some facts for the heat wave and its impact on records in June:
The earliest the temperature has ever reached 100 degrees at Indianapolis was June 2, 1934. The all time record high for Indianapolis for any month is 106 degrees. The last occurrence of 105 and 106 degree readings was on July 14, 1936.
High temperature at the Indianapolis NWS Forecast Office on June 28.
The official high temperature of 104 degrees was recorded at the Indianapolis International Airport.
More information on heat can be found at the links below:
June 2012 is the driest June on record for the Indianapolis area. The total precipitation for the month at the Indianapolis International Airport was 0.09 inches. The average precipitation for June is 4.25 inches. The old record was 0.36 inches in June 1988. June 2012 is also the second driest month on record for the Indianapolis area. The driest month on record is March 1910, with 0.07 inches.
Through June 28, there were 24 consecutive days without measurable precipitation at Indianapolis. This is a record for June and is the longest period without measurable precipitation since the 25 day stretch ending March 4, 1983. This is a relatively rare phenomenon for the Indianapolis area, occurring only 10 other times since records began in 1871. The record number of consecutive days without measurable precipitation is 39 days, set from August 14 -September 21, 1908.
Below is a graph of June rainfall, showing average, 2012, and 1988's rainfall. Below that is a plot of June's precipitation for the Midwest in terms of percent of normal (image courtesy of the Midwest Climate Center):
Story last updated at 3:45am EDT July 2, 2012.