June 2012 Climate Summary - New Rainfall Records Set at Jacksonville & Gainesville
Tropical Storm Debby served as the focal point to help set multiple daily and monthly rainfall records for the month of June at Gainesville and Jacksonville in northeast Florida. Rainfall totals of 15 to 25 inches were seen during the last week of the month from Tropical Storm Debby...mainly along the Florida/Georgia border southward into the I-10 corridor of northeast Florida. This event helped send rivers into major flood status along the St Mary's, Suwannee and Santa Fe Basins and along the smaller Black Creek basin in Clay County. The month of June ended up cooler as well due to the abundant rainfall and associated increased cloudiness. The abundant rainfall over much of the region has ended the short-term drought except for portions of inland southeast Georgia as seen in the latest version of the U.S. Drought Monitor. The forecast for the month of July from the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) is for equal chances (EC) of above, below, or near-normal temperatures and precipitation and can be seen at the following link.
Significant rainfall records were set at both climate stations in northeast Florida:
Gainesville, FL (GNV):
New monthly total rainfall record of 16.34" for June. (breaks old record of 14.77" in 1965)
New all-time calendar day rainfall record for the month of June: 6.95" on the 24th (breaks old record of 5.56" on 6/27/1892). This is also the second wettest one-day total of all-time dating back to 1890 when records began at Gainesville. The all-time calendar day record is 7.42" on 10/24/1938.
The 2-day rainfall total of 10.42" on the 24th & 25th was the 2nd wettest 2-day total of all-time behind the 11.81" that fell on 9/26 & 9/27 in 1894.
The 3-day rainfall total from Tropical Storm Debby of 12.02" on the 24th, 25th and 26th was the 2nd wettest 3-day total of all-time behind the 12.68" that fell on 9/25, 9/26 & 9/27 in 1894.
Jacksonville, FL (JAX):
3rd wettest June on record with 16.58", behind 23.32" in 1932 and 17.15" in 2004.
New all-time calendar day rainfall record for the month of June: 7.36" on the 25th (breaks the old record of 6.07" on 6/13/2004). This is also the eighth wettest one-day total of all-time dating back to 1871 when records began in Jacksonville. The all-time calendar day record is 9.82" on 9/26/1894.
The 2-day rainfall total of 12.56" on the 25th & 26th is the wettest 2-day total of all-time which breaks the previous record of 12.11" on 9/9 & 9/10 in 1908.
The 3-day rainfall total from Tropical Storm Debby of 13.78" on the 24th, 25th and 26th was the 2nd wettest 3-day total of all-time behind the 14.43" that fell on 8/28, 8/29 & 8/30 in 1968.
Jason Hess - Climate Focal Point - NWS Jacksonville
June 2012 Climate Station Summary below:
|Climate Station||Average Temp (F)||Departure||Monthly High||Monthly Low||Precipitation (inches)||Departure||All-time June Rank||Wettest Day||TS Debby 3-day Total (24th-26th)|
|Jacksonville, FL (JAX)||77.9 F||- 2.0 F||95 F on 30th||59 F on 18th||16.58"||+ 10.13"||3rd Wettest||7.36" on 25th||13.78"|
|Gainesville, FL (GNV)||79.1 F||- 0.6 F||94 F on 12th,13th||62 F on 19th,28th||16.34"||+ 9.22"||All-time Wettest||6.95" on 24th||12.02"|
|Alma, GA (AMG)||77.8 F||- 1.9 F||96 F on 30th||60 F on 17th,19th||4.56"||- 0.82"||---||0.81" on 12th||1.49"|
|St. Simons Island, GA (SSI)||78.3 F||- 2.0 F||95 F on 29th||64 F on 3rd||11.40"||+ 6.56"||6th Wettest||2.93" on 25th||5.99"|