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Isobar discusses June weather 7.7.2010

Written by David Green.

By DAVID GREEN

A storm-watchers delight—and a storm-worrier’s nightmare.

That’s how Morenci area climate observer George Isobar described last month’s weather.

“Fortunately, just about all of those storm warnings came during daylight hours,” Isobar said. “Severe weather in the dark really can be a nightmare.”

Morenci mostly escaped damage from the June storms. A few limbs were down here and there, Isobar said, but there was never any widespread damage. Fayette got hit a little harder during the June 18 storm, but no tornado damage occurred in this portion of Lenawee or Fulton counties.

“We ended up with eight days with thunderstorms,” Isobar said. “Pretty spectacular.”

Isobar made no reports of hail.

Rainfall came in right about average at 4.32 inches.

June was a warm month, although not on the extreme side.

“We had just three days in the 90s, and that might be hard to believe when you’re thinking about our recent July weather,” Isobar said.

The average for the month came in at 3.3° above normal, according to the Toledo National Weather Service records. There was only one day that was double-digits above normal, Isobar said, but only four days for the entire month were cooler than average.

“Nearly every day was just a little bit warmer than usual,” he said.

The low temperature of 46° was recorded June 8. The high of 90° came on three days: June 18, 26 and 27.

July

Two of June’s four cool days came on the final two days of the month, but that only lasted a couple more days.

“July started off with two mornings in the upper 40s, then shot up to a heat wave,” Isobar said. “We should have five consecutive days in the 90s before it cools a little. And this is the 13th day with barely any rain.”

We’ll soon have some catching up to do in the precipitation department.

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