Collage of pictures taken across Puerto Rico

 

 

Active Tropical Wave Brings Record June Rainfall

 

The first strong tropical wave of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season to affect Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands brought heavy rainfall and cool temperatures to the region. While widespread rainfall totals of 4 to 6 inches were observed across eastern and southeastern sections of Puerto Rico during this event, the heaviest rainfall accumulated across the US Virgin Islands, Culebra and Vieques, with both the Cyril E King airport on Saint Thomas and the Christiansted airport on Saint Croix recording their wettest 3-day period for the month of June on record. In addition, the afternoon high temperatures of 82 F and 83 F on Saint Thomas for the 20th and 19th of the month respectively, were the coolest high temperatures ever recorded on those dates. A summary of some of the new records set can be found below.

 

Daily Records

 

Temperture Records

Date

Record Cool High Temperature

Previous Record

Year

Saint Thomas

June 19th

83 F

85 F

2009

Saint Thomas

June 20th

82 F

84 F

1983

San Juan

June 20th

82 F

82 F

1987

 

 

 

Precipitation Records

Date

Record

Previous Record

Year

San Juan

June 19th

1.79"

1.72"

1993

Saint Thomas

June 19th

2.71"

0.51"

1990

Saint Thomas

June 20th

3.02"

2.45"

1993

Saint Croix

June 20th

3.94"

0.62"

1993

 

June Records:

 

1-Day Accumulation

Record

Date

Previous Record

Date

Saint Croix

3.94"

June 20th, 2010

3.46"

June 26th, 1953

 

 

 

3-Day Accumulations

Record

Previous Record

Year

Saint Thomas

7.85"

4.76"

1983

Saint Croix

4.65"

3.91"

1987

 

 

Precipitation Totals from June 2010 Tropical Wave PR

 

 

(Records for San Juan, Saint Thomas and Saint Croix date back to 1956, 1953 and 1951 respectively)

 

 


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