PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1230 PM EDT FRI JUL 8 2011

...JUNE 2011 WAS THE 2ND HOTTEST JUNE ON RECORD FOR TALLAHASSEE... 

...JUNE WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL FOR TALLAHASSEE...

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR JUNE IN TALLAHASSEE WAS 84.5 
DEGREES...4.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THAT MAKES JUNE 2011 THE 2ND 
HOTTEST JUNE ON RECORD FOR TALLAHASSEE. THE HOTTEST JUNE CONTINUES 
TO BE 1998 WITH AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 85.3 DEGREES. 

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE TOP 5 HOTTEST JUNES ON RECORD: 

JUNE 1998        85.3 DEGREES
JUNE 2011        84.5 DEGREES
JUNE 2010/1952   83.8 DEGREES
JUNE 1914        85.7 DEGREES

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE DURING THE MONTH WAS 105 DEGREES ON THE 
15TH. THE 105 DEGREE TEMPERATURE BROKE THE PREVIOUS ALL TIME HIGH 
TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR TALLAHASSEE WHICH WAS 104 DEGREES SET MOST 
RECENTLY ON JUNE 20TH 1933. THE PERIOD OF RECORD FOR TALLAHASSEE 
DATES BACK TO 1892. THERE WERE THREE ADDITIONAL HIGH TEMPERATURE 
RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING THE MONTH...103 ON THE 1ST...102 ON THE 
13TH AND 103 ON THE 14TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 68 DEGREES ON 
THE 10TH AND 11TH.  

RAINFALL AT THE TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL AIRPORT FOR JUNE MEASURED 4.59 
INCHES...2.33 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THERE WERE 13 DAYS WITH 
MEASURABLE RAINFALL DURING THE MONTH WHICH WAS 1 ABOVE NORMAL. THE 
GREATEST AMOUNT IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD WAS 1.11 INCHES ON THE 25TH 
THROUGH 26TH. THERE WERE 16 DAYS WITH THUNDER REPORTED AT THE 
AIRPORT WHICH WAS 2 ABOVE NORMAL. THE PEAK WIND GUST WAS 55 MPH FROM 
THE WEST ON THE 26TH. 

SO FAR IN 2011 EVERY MONTH HAS BEEN DRIER THAN NORMAL FOR 
TALLAHASSEE. RAINFALL FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR MEASURED ONLY 
17.47 INCHES WHICH WAS 14.45 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. JANUARY THROUGH 
JUNE OF 2011 WAS THE 7TH DRIEST 6 MONTH PERIOD TO START A NEW YEAR. 
THE DIREST WAS IN 2000 WHEN ONLY 11.14 INCHES WAS RECORDED. 

THE OUTLOOK FOR JULY FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER CALLS FOR AN 
ENHANCED CHANCE FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND EQUAL CHANCES OF 
EXPERIENCING ABOVE...NORMAL OR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION. THE 
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR JULY IS 82.4 DEGREES AND NORMAL 
RAINFALL IS 8.04 INCHES.   

ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER THERE IS A 43% CHANCE FOR 
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DURING THE 3-MONTH PERIOD FROM JULY THROUGH 
SEPTEMBER WILL BE HIGHER THAN 81.4 DEGREES...A 32% CHANCE FOR THE 
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE TO BE BETWEEN 80.4 AND 81.4 AND A 25% CHANCE TO 
BE LOWER THAN 80.4 DEGREES. THERE ARE NO 3-MONTH PRECIPITATION 
OUTLOOKS FOR SPECIFIC POINT LOCATIONS AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER...THE 
GENERALIZED OUTLOOK FOR THE TALLAHASSEE AREA CALLS FOR AN ENHANCED 
CHANCE OF EXPERIENCING ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION. THE NORMAL 
3-MONTH RAINFALL FOR TALLAHASSEE IS 20.08 INCHES. 

THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE CAN BE ACCESSED TO RECEIVE 3-MONTH AVERAGE 
TEMPERATURE FORECASTS FOR SEVERAL OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE LOCAL 
TRI-STATE REGION:

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CLIMATE/CALENDAR_OUTLOOK.PHP?WFO=TAE

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BARRY

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