Saturday, July 9, 2022

June 2022 Climate Report for Memphis, TN

June Climate Recap

The first third of the month of June was overall relatively decent, with seven of the first 11 days featuring temperatures below average and about an inch of rain falling. However, the pattern changed starting on the 12th. From that day through the end of the month, there were only three days that high temperatures did not reach the mid 90s, six days with highs at or above 100 (second most for the month of June on record), only two days with slightly below average temperatures, and no rainfall officially recorded. Temperature records were set on multiple days. Thus the month ended well above average temperature-wise (7th warmest on record) and well below average from a precipitation perspective (10th driest on record), totaling under an inch of rain. 

Drought conditions started to set in by the end of the month as well. There was one Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued in the metro in June, for Tunica County on the 8th, and no reports of storm damage during the month.

Comparison of the Drought Index from the start to end of the month of June shows the results of a lack of precipitation for the month. Conditions would worsen in early July as rainfall remained scarce. (U.S. Drought Monitor)

Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN

Average temperature: 83.2 degrees (3.3 degrees above average) 
Average high temperature: 93.4 degrees (4.0 degrees above average) 
Average low temperature: 72.9 degrees (2.5 degrees above average) 
Warmest temperature: 102 degrees (22nd) 
Coolest temperature: 64 degrees (3rd, 4th) 
Heating Degrees Days: 0 (0.0 above average)
Cooling Degree Days: 553 (106 above average) 
Records set or tied: Multiple daily high temperature records were set or tied in June, including the 16th (100), 17th (100), 21st (101), 22nd (102), and 25th (101). In addition, a daily record warm minimum temperature was set on the 17th (80), which also is the warmest low temperature on record for the month of June.
Comments: 21 days saw high temperatures meet or exceed 90 degrees, which is 5.5 above normal. Six days met or exceeded 100 degrees, second most on record behind 1953 (nine). The average temperature for the month ranked 7th warmest June on record.

Monthly total: 0.88 " (3.11" below average) 
Days with measurable precipitation: 6 (2.9 days below average) 
Wettest 24-hour period: 0.50" (6th) 
Snowfall: 0.0"
Records set or tied: None
Comments: The precipitation total for the month resulted in the 10th driest June on record. 

Peak wind: Southwest/43 mph (6th) 
Average wind: 7.2 mph 
Average relative humidity: 59%
Average sky cover: 38%

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

Cirrus Weather Solutions /, Bartlett, TN

Average temperature: 78.9 degrees 
Average high temperature: 91.4 degrees 
Average low temperature: 67.6 degrees 
Warmest temperature: 100.4 degrees (22nd) 
Coolest temperature: 57.3 degrees (4th) 
Comments: None 

Monthly total: 1.25" (automated rain gauge), 1.34"(manual CoCoRaHS rain gauge) 
Days with measurable precipitation: 8
Wettest date: 0.75" (6th) (via automated gauge) 
Snowfall: 0.0"
Comments: None

Peak wind: Southwest/21 mph (30th)
Average relative humidity: 70% 
Average barometric pressure: 29.99 in. Hg
Comments: None

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

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MWN average dewpoint error: 1.66 degrees 
MWN forecast dewpoints within 2 degrees of actual: 76% 

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