June 2005 - Review of Weather Including  Temperatures and Precipitation for the Quad State Region.

Weather Summary for June 2005

While most locations received rainfall during June, this month will be remembered for its long stretch of hot and dry weather.   Most locations in southeast Missouri, with the exception of those counties along the Ohio River, received little to no rainfall.  The other exception was Carbondale, Illinois where June deficits reached 3 inches below normal. Most other locations were within an inch of normal June precipitation.  Temperatures for the month were up to 2 degrees above normal (74 to 76 degrees).  According to the Drought Monitor issued on June 28, southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, and west Kentucky, along the Ohio River and west of the Land Between the Lakes, were in some sort of drought.  Most of southeast Missouri was listed in severe to extreme agricultural and hydrologic drought.

June began with an area of low pressure along the Gulf States that eventually moved up the Eastern Seaboard.  Overrunning showers produced rainfall amounts less than one-half inch for most of the region.  High pressure then took control of the weather.  While the main fronts stayed out west in the Central Plains stretching east over the Great Lakes, temperatures soared into the lower 90s.  Moisture returned to the area along the backside of the high pressure and allowed a few scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms to develop around the 8th.  These showers and thunderstorms produced varying amounts ranging from a quarter of an inch up to an inch in stronger storms

On June 11, Tropical Storm Arlene came ashore near Pensacola, Florida.  The remnants from this storm moved due north into the Tennessee and lower Ohio Valleys.  Most locations received 1 to 3 inches of a very steady rainfall with a few isolated amounts of 4 to 5 inches.  It is important to note and counties west of the Mississippi River did not benefit from this rainfall.

A cold front passed through the region on the 14th bringing an end to precipitation.  The area remained in a dry north to northwest flow for several days before a large area of high pressure began to build over the Southern Plains.  This high stretched east and by the 20th was in firm control of the region.  Temperatures once again soared into the lower and middle 90s for the remainder of the month.  A weak frontal system sagged south and died out over the region around the 25th.  A few widely scattered showers and thunderstorms brought much needed relief to only a few parts of the region.  The high moved just far enough east by the 27th to allow moisture to return, along with a daily chance of isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms.  The few rain amounts received were around one-quarter of an inch.  A series of fronts brought an end to the rain by July 1.

Figure 1. June 2005 Average Daily Temperature Summaries (Degrees F) for Several Quad State Region Locations.

LOCATION

TEMPERATURES    

      HIGH

       LOW

  AVERAGE

Carbondale                       Illinois

  Normal (94 years)              

                      2005

84.7

87.0

62.3

64.2

73.7

75.6

CapeGirardeau

Missouri

  Normal (30 years)              

                      2005

86.4

87.2

65.5

65.0

76.2

76.1

Evansville

Indiana

  Normal (30 years)              

                      2005

85.6

85.5

64.2

65.2

75.2

75.4

Paducah

Kentucky

  Normal (30 years)                                                       2005                  

86.0

86.4

65.1

65.5

75.8

75.9

Poplar Bluff

Missouri

 Normal (30 years)             

                      2005

86.9

88.3

65.0

66.3

76.2

77.3

 Figure 2. June Average Monthly Precipitation (inches) and 2005 Observed Precipitation for Several Quad State Region Locations.

LOCATION

 

 

TOTAL  PRECIPITATION 

    (includes melted snow)

    2005 DEPARTURE   

      FROM NORMAL

Carbondale                       Illinois

Normal: 

    2005:

                  4.82

                  1.34


              -3.48

 

Cape Girardeau

Missouri

Normal: 

    2005:

                  3.81

                  3.28


              -0.53

Evansville

Indiana

Normal: 

    2005:

                  4.10

                  4.83


               0.73

Paducah

Kentucky

Normal: 

    2005:

                  4.51

                  3.64


             -0.87

Poplar Bluff

Missouri

Normal: 

    2005:

                  3.95

                  2.42


             -1.53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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