Warmer and Much Wetter than Normal Conditions for June 2009

June Climate Data          June Climate Data

EASTERN KENTUCKY WAS PLAGUED WITH ANOTHER VERY WET MONTH...WITH BOTH
JACKSON AND LONDON RECEIVING OVER TWO INCHES MORE THAN NORMAL. BOTH
LOCATIONS SAW LAST MONTH END UP IN THE TOP TEN WETTEST JUNES...WITH
THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE PLACING FOURTH...AND THE LONDON CORBIN
AIRPORT FINISHING SEVENTH. IN FACT...MAY AND JUNE COMBINED WERE MORE
THAN SIX INCHES WETTER THAN NORMAL AT BOTH LOCATIONS.
FURTHERMORE...JACKSON AND LONDON SAW THE TWO MONTH PERIOD OF MAY AND
JUNE END UP AS THE SECOND WETTEST MAY AND JUNE TOTALS ON RECORD. OF
FURTHER INTEREST...IT WAS THE WETTEST APRIL THROUGH JUNE PERIOD AT
LONDON...WHILE IT WAS THE 4TH WETTEST AT JACKSON OVER THAT SAME
TIMEFRAME. THANKS TO THIS WET PATTERN OVER THE LAST FEW
MONTHS...BOTH LOCATIONS SAW THEIR 2009 TOTALS FOR THE FIRST SIX
MONTHS OF THE YEAR RANK IN THE TOP TEN AS WELL. THE JACKSON WEATHER
OFFICE FINISHED AT 8TH...AND THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT ENDED UP AS
THE 5TH WETTEST JANUARY THROUGH JUNE ON RECORD. JUNE WAS ALSO
SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN NORMAL AS WELL. THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE
FINISHED LAST MONTH ABOUT ONE DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL...WHILE THE LONDON
CORBIN AIRPORT ENDED UP ABOUT A DEGREE AND A HALF WARMER.
ALSO...JUNE 2009 WAS THE NINTH WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD AT LONDON.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON FINISHED JUNE 2009
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 72.3 DEGREES...WHICH IS 0.9 DEGREES
ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 71.4 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 81.2
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS 63.4 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE FOR JUNE 2009 WAS 89 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE
19TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FROM JUNE WAS 52 DEGREES ON THE 6TH. A
HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS TIED ON THE 2ND WITH A READING OF 86
DEGREES. NO LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE TIED OR SET LAST MONTH. A
MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS ESTABLISHED ON THE 20TH WITH A
READING OF 74 DEGREES. THIS ALSO TIED AS THE SECOND WARMEST LOW
TEMPERATURE EVER FOR JUNE...ONLY BEHIND THE 75 DEGREES FROM JUNE 9TH
1981.

THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECEIVED 7.03 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
JUNE 2009...WHICH IS 2.36 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 4.67 INCHES.
THIS TOTAL MADE JUNE 2009 THE FOURTH WETTEST JUNE ON RECORD. THERE
WERE 12 DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION
WAS RECORDED...AND 10 DAYS WHEN A TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE FELL.
THERE WAS SEVEN DAYS WHEN AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH OF RAIN WAS
RECEIVED...AND TWO DAYS WITH MORE THAN ONE INCH. JUNE 2009 TIED
SEVERAL OTHER JUNES FOR THE MOST DAYS OF RECEIVING AT LEAST A HALF
AN INCH OF RAIN. THE DAY OF THE 25TH NETTED 1.47 INCHES OF
RAIN...WHICH WAS THE MOST RAINFALL LOGGED IN A SINGLE DAY LAST
MONTH...AND ALSO ESTABLISHED THE ONLY DAILY RAINFALL RECORD FOR THE
MONTH. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION RECEIVED IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD WAS 2.02 INCHES FROM THE 25TH THROUGH THE 26TH. FROM MAY 1ST
THROUGH JUNE 30TH...JACKSON TOTALED 16.25 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.
THIS TOTAL RANKS ONLY BEHIND THE 16.96 INCHES OF RAINFALL FROM MAY
AND JUNE OF 2004. THE NORMAL TOTAL FOR MAY AND JUNE IS 9.83 INCHES.
THROUGH THE END OF JUNE...THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE HAS ACCUMULATED
30.94 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR...WHICH IS 5.70 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE END OF JUNE ALSO MARKED THE END TO THE 2008-09
SNOW SEASON. THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE ACCUMULATED 35.0 INCHES OF
SNOW...WHICH TIED 1984-85 FOR THE 5TH SNOWIEST SNOW SEASON. OF
FURTHER INTEREST...THE 2008-09 SNOW SEASON WAS THE SNOWIEST SINCE
1995-96 SNOW SEASON. JACKSON AVERAGES 24.5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL EACH
YEAR. IN FACT...2008-09 WAS THE ONLY SNOW SEASON IN THE LAST TEN
YEARS THAT RECEIVED MORE THAN AVERAGE SNOWFALL.

THUNDER WAS HEARD ON 12 DAYS LAST MONTH AT THE JACKSON WEATHER
OFFICE...WHICH IS ABOVE THE AVERAGE FOR JUNE OF 9.4 DAYS. THERE WERE
24 DAYS WITH FOG...12 OF WHICH FEATURED DENSE FOG. JUNE NORMALLY
AVERAGES 7.4 DAYS OF DENSE FOG. 18,649 MINUTES OF SUNSHINE WERE
RECORDED LAST MONTH WHICH IS 70 PERCENT OF ALL POSSIBLE SUNSHINE FOR
THE MONTH. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR JUNE WAS 1.9 MPH...AND THE
HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 32 MPH WAS RECORDED ON JUNE 25TH. THE MEAN WIND
SPEED FOR JUNE IS TYPICALLY 4.6 MPH.

JACKSON ACCUMULATED 234 COOLING DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...WHICH IS 33
COOLING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL. THE SEASONAL COOLING DEGREE DAY
TOTAL IS NOW 394...WHICH IS 82 COOLING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL.
THERE WERE 6 HEATING DEGREE DAYS RECORDED LAST MONTH...WHICH IS 4
HEATING DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL. THE HEATING DEGREE DAY SEASON
ENDED ON JUNE 30TH. THE SEASONAL HEATING DEGREE DAY TOTAL FINISHED
UP AT NOW 4304...WHICH IS 54 HEATING DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL.

AT THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 73.4
DEGREES...WHICH IS 1.6 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 71.8 DEGREES FOR
JUNE. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 83.1 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE
DAILY LOW WAS 63.6 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FROM LAST MONTH
WAS 90 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 19TH AND THE 27TH. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE AT LONDON FROM JUNE 2009 WAS 50 DEGREES...AND HAPPENED
ON THE 6TH. NO HIGH OR LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AT
LONDON LAST MONTH. A MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS TIED ON THE
20TH WITH A READING OF 72 DEGREES. MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS
WERE ESTABLISHED ON THE 21ST AND 22ND..WITH READINGS OF 71 DEGREES
AND 73 DEGREES RESPECTIVELY.

THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT RECORDED 6.75 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
JUNE 2009...WHICH IS 2.51 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 4.24 INCHES.
THERE WERE 16 DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE FELL...AND 12
DAYS WHEN A TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF RAIN WAS RECORDED. LONDON
HAD FIVE DAYS WITH AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH...AND TWO DAYS WITH MORE
THAN ONE INCH. THE GREATEST DAILY AMOUNT WAS 1.70 INCHES AND
OCCURRED ON THE 11TH...AND SET THE ONLY DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD
FOR THE MONTH. THE MOST PRECIPITATION RECEIVED IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
WAS 2.40 INCHES FROM THE 10TH TO THE 11TH. LONDON TOTALED 15.72
INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER MAY AND JUNE. THIS TOTAL IS SECOND ONLY TO
THE 15.98 INCHES FROM MAY AND JUNE OF 1991. LONDON NORMALLY SEES
8.93 INCHES OVER MAY AND JUNE. FURTHERMORE...LONDON ACCUMULATED
19.46 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FROM APRIL 1ST THROUGH THE END OF
JUNE...THE GREATEST APRIL THROUGH JUNE AMOUNT ON RECORD AT LONDON.
SO FAR THIS YEAR...LONDON HAS TOTALED 32.03 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION...WHICH IS 6.75 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

LONDON HAD 16 DAYS WITH THUNDER LAST MONTH. ALSO...THERE WERE 26
DAYS WITH FOG...AND FOUR DAYS WITH DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED
FOR JUNE 2009 WAS 3.6 MPH...WITH THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 39 MPH
RECORDED ON THE 16TH.

LONDON DID NOT RECORD ANY HEATING DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...WHICH IS
12 HEATING DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. LONDON FINISHED
THE HEATING DEGREE DAY SEASON WITH A TOTAL OF 4284...WHICH IS 90
BELOW NORMAL FOR THE SEASON. THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT TOTALED 260
COOLING DEGREE DAYS DURING JUNE 2009...WHICH IS 45 COOLING DEGREE
DAYS ABOVE NORMAL. THE SEASONAL COOLING DEGREE DAY TOTAL IS NOW
384...WHICH IS 66 COOLING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL.

WEATHER RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON
KENTUCKY DATE BACK TO JANUARY 1ST 1981...WHILE CLIMATE RECORDS FOR
THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT BEGAN ON THE 11TH OF NOVEMBER 1954.

ADDITIONAL CLIMATE INFORMATION...

JACKSON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR JUNE 2009.

LONDON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR JUNE 2009.



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