June Climate Summary: Slightly Warmer & Wetter than Normal

 

The first month of summer was slightly warmer and wetter than normal. Tropical Storm Andrea impacted the region during the first week of June as it moved northeast out of the Gulf of Mexico across northeast Florida and coastal southeast Georgia. Widespread 2 to 4 inches of rainfall was reported across the region, but the system moved quickly enough to prevent any widespread flooding problems. The main impact of Andrea was 2 separate waterspouts that came onshore as tornadoes and produced damage at Naval Air Station Mayport and at Fernandina Beach on the afternoon of June 6th. Otherwise the remainder of the month was characterized by normal summertime thunderstorm activity, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. Temperatures were generally near normal except for a brief period during the middle of the month where the entire forecast area reached the middle 90s on the 12th and 13th, and some isolated locations reached the upper 90s across inland southeast Georgia. Rainfall totals for June across the region averaged 6 to 10 inches, with isolated higher amounts of 10 to 15 inches across southeast Georgia and the Interstate 75 corridor of northeast Florida. The highest June total was 18.50 inches at a Cooperative Weather Observer site about 4 miles northeast of Waycross, GA. Although this year's average June rainfall totals are still a far cry from the 2 feet or more rain that occurred last June due to Tropical Storm Debbie. The graphics below depict rainfall totals and percent of normal across the forecast area over the past 30 days...

Jacksonville, FL (JAX): Current 30-Day Observed Precipitation Valid at 6/30/2013 1200 UTC - Created 7/1/13 0:13 UTC

Jacksonville, FL (JAX): Current 30-Day Percent of Normal Precipitation Valid at 6/30/2013 1200 UTC - Created 7/1/13 0:17 UTC

Climate Data for NE Florida & SE Georgia

June 2013 Climate Data Average Temperature Monthly High Monthly Low Total Precipitation Daily Max Precip Highest Wind Gust
Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 80.4 F (+0.5 F) 96 F on 6/12, 6/13
68 F on 6/1, 6/16
4.52" (-1.93") 2.18" on 6/6 40 mph on 6/14
Gainesville, FL (GNV) 81.1 F (+1.4 F) 95 F on 6/12, 6/13
68 F on 6/22
6.25" (-0.87") 1.56" on 6/6 37 mph on 6/14
Alma, GA (AMG) 80.0 F (+0.3 F) 96 F on 6/12
65 F on  6/1
7.78" (+2.40") 2.59" on 6/6 47 mph on 6/26
St Simons Island, GA (SSI) 81.2 F (+0.9 F) 96 F on 6/12, 6/13
72 F on 6/10, 6/21
8.31" (+3.47") 1.95" on 6/20 39 mph on 6/6

 

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL REPORTS FROM AROUND THE AREA...
JACKSONVILLE VICINITY...             NORTHEAST FLORIDA...
JACKSONVILLE BEACH..... 8.99         FERNANDINA BEACH..... 8.69
JACKSONVILLE NAS....... 7.13         GAINESVILLE ......... 6.25
MAYPORT NS.............10.77         LAKE CITY 2E......... 8.97
WHITE HOUSE............ 5.01         GLEN ST MARY......... 4.74
BIG TALBOT ISLAND...... 5.42         FEDERAL POINT........ 7.25
LITTLE TALBOT ISLAND... 7.75         ST. AUGUSTINE LITEHS. 4.99
CRAIG FIELD............ 6.99         ST. AUGUSTINE ARPT... 5.29
SOUTH PONTE VEDRA...... 4.61         HASTINGS 4NE......... 3.07
GUANA RIVER ST PARK.... 5.22         HIGH SPRINGS......... 7.00
BEAUCLERC..............10.47         JASPER...............11.95
BELL 4NW............. 7.96
ORANGE SPRINGS 2SSW.. 5.57
OCALA................10.27
STARKE............... 3.01
CRESCENT CITY........ 3.55
WHITE SPRINGS 7N.....15.88
JUNIPER SPRINGS...... 3.69
FLAGLER BEACH........
BUNNELL..............
PALM COAST 6NE....... 5.71
SOUTHEAST GEORGIA...
BAXLEY 5NNW............ 7.56         WOODBINE............. 6.98
BRUNSWICK.............. 4.64         ST SIMONS ISLAND..... 8.31
HOMERVILLE 5N.......... 8.43         ALMA................. 7.78
PRIDGEN................ 7.60         PATTERSON............ 8.27
WAYCROSS 4NE...........18.50         MANOR................10.44
NAHUNTA 6NE............ 9.48         HAZLEHURST........... 5.28
FARGO 17NE............. 9.29         DOUGLAS.............. 8.38
RAINFALL REPORTS ARE PRELIMINARY. CO-OP SITES REPORT A 24 HOUR TOTAL NOT BASED ON A MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT CALENDAR DAY.

The weather outlook for the month of July is for greater chances of above normal rainfall and equal chances of above, below or near normal temperatures and can be viewed at the CPC website. The three month outlook for August, September and October is for greater chances of above normal rainfall and equal chances of above, below or near normal temperatures and can be viewed at the CPC website.

Jason Hess - NWS Jacksonville Climate Focal Point

jason.hess@noaa.gov

 



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