June 2016 Climate Data for Memphis, TN

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June Recap

Very warm and dry would best define the month of June 2016. With 22 days above 90 degrees, and a few pushing 100 degrees, the month ended as the 7th warmest June on record. In fact, the average high temperatures and low temperatures for the month were about normal for the warmest days of the year in Memphis.

In terms of precipitation, though thunderstorms were fairly abundant during the month, especially in the northern metro, the airport recorded only a little more than an inch of precipitation in what is already a fairly dry month on average. Many locations in the metro saw more than that from individual storms. In north Mississippi, a mild drought developed, particularly south and east of the metro. By early July, “abnormally dry” (or D0 on the drought intensity scale) conditions had developed into the southern metro.

As for severe weather, severe weather reports of 60+ mph wind gusts and some damage occurred on June 16th and 27th, as well as a minor damage report on the 1st, all from thunderstorms. Heavy precipitation in the northern metro prompted a couple of flash flood reports on June 3rd.

All Severe Thunderstorm (yellow) and Flash Flood (green) Warnings issued for the Memphis metro area in June 2016.

Through the first half of 2016, the average temperature at Memphis International Airport is 61.1 degrees, which is 1.9 degrees above the long-term average. Precipitation measured 36.26″, or 8.35″ above average (130% of normal).

Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN

Temperature
Average temperature: 83.2 degrees (3.6 degrees above average)
Average high temperature: 92.8 degrees (3.9 degrees above average)
Average low temperature: 73.6 degrees (3.3 degrees above average)
Warmest temperature: 98 degrees (24th, 25th, 26th)
Coolest temperature: 66 degrees (6th)
Records set or tied:
Comments: 22 days recorded highs at or above 90 degrees in June, which is eight more than average. This month was the 7th warmest June on record in Memphis.

Precipitation
Monthly total: 1.17″ (2.46″ below average)
Days with measurable precipitation: 7 (2.0 days below normal)
Wettest 24-hour period: 0.57″ (27th)
Records set or tied: None
Comments: The 27th was the only day in June on which more than 0.20″ of rain fell. However, there were several storms that dropped more than an inch of rain on many locations across the metro. Through the first six months of 2016, Memphis International Airport has recorded 36.26″ of precipitation, or 8.35″ above average (130%).

Miscellaneous
Peak wind: Northwest/51 mph (15th)
Average wind: 6.3 mph
Average relative humidity: 64%
Average sky cover: 40%

Click here for a daily statistical recap for Memphis International Airport.

Cirrus Weather Solutions / MemphisWeather.net, Bartlett, TN

Temperature
Average temperature: 80.4 degrees
Average high temperature: 91.6 degrees
Average low temperature: 70.4 degrees
Warmest temperature: 97.7 degrees (16th)
Coolest temperature: 58.3 degrees (8th)
Comments: None.

Precipitation
Monthly total: 2.29″ (automated rain gauge), 2.35″ (manual CoCoRaHS rain gauge)
Days with measurable precipitation: 8
Wettest date: 0.92″ (12th) (via automated gauge)
Comments: None

Miscellaneous
Peak wind: 22 mph (28th)
Average relative humidity: 78%

Click here for a daily statistical recap for Bartlett, TN.

MWN Forecast Accuracy

MWN average temperature error: 2.04 degrees
MWN forecast temperatures within 2 degrees of actual: 64%
MWN average dewpoint error: 1.60 degrees
MWN forecast dewpoints within 2 degrees of actual: 80%

MWN’s forecasts extend out five periods (2.5 days, or roughly 60 hours). Historical accuracy statistics can be found here.

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