Tuesday, July 4, 2023

June 2023 Climate Report for Memphis, TN

June Climate Recap

Following a slightly warmer than average month of May, June turned relatively cooler versus normal after the first week of the month, which started with high temperatures in the 90s. After the 6th, all but three days were at or below average from a temperature perspective, and two of those were the last two days of the month.

Contributing to the slightly below normal temperatures was above average rainfall, which eliminated the low-end drought conditions that existed at the start of the month. Rain fell on eleven days during the month (two more than average) and rainfall totaled almost five and a half inches for the month. Multiple rounds of severe weather occurred as well. The biggest of those events occurred on the evening of the 25th as a complex of severe storms brought 80-90 mph wind to northern Shelby County, downing trees and power lines and knocking out power to over 120,000 utility customers in Shelby County, as well as many in Fayette County. It would take well over a week to restore all power. 

One of hundreds of uprooted trees across the metro after severe storms swept through on the evening of June 25, 2023. (Photo: Erik Proseus, MWN)

Additional severe storms occurred on the 18th, as wind peaked at 57 mph at Memphis International Airport, as well as the 5th, 11th, and 16th, which produced wind damage and hail in various areas of the metro.

Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN

Average temperature: 79.4 degrees (0.5 degrees below average) 
Average high temperature: 88.8 degrees (0.6 degrees below average) 
Average low temperature: 70.0 degrees (0.4 degrees below average) 
Warmest temperature: 97 degrees (30th) 
Coolest temperature: 64 degrees (7th and 13th) 
Heating Degrees Days: 0
Cooling Degree Days: 439 (8 below average) 
Records set or tied: Record high minimum tied (81 degrees on the 29th)
Comments: Fifteen days reached 90 degrees, which is 0.5 days below average for the month of June

Monthly total: 5.40" (1.41" above average) 
Days with measurable precipitation: 11 (2.1 days above average) 
Wettest 24-hour period: 2.15" (18th) 
Snowfall: None
Records set or tied: Record daily rainfall (1.75" on the 16th)
Comments: None

Peak wind: West/57 mph (18th) 
Average wind: 6.3 mph 
Average relative humidity: 67%
Average sky cover: 42%

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

MemphisWeather.net Headquarters, Bartlett, TN

Average temperature: 76.4 degrees 
Average high temperature: 89.8 degrees 
Average low temperature: 67.2 degrees 
Warmest temperature: 99.7 degrees (30th) 
Coolest temperature: 60.1 degrees (13th) 
Comments: None 

Monthly total: 4.86" (automated rain gauge), 4.54" (CoCoRaHS rain gauge) 
Days with measurable precipitation: 9
Wettest date: 1.28" (18th) (via automated gauge) 
Snowfall: None
Comments: None

Peak wind: Northwest/47mph (2nd)
Average relative humidity: 74% 
Average barometric pressure: 29.85in. Hg
Comments: None

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

MWN Forecast Accuracy

MWN average temperature error: 1.84 degrees 
MWN forecast temperatures within 2 degrees of actual: 68% 
MWN average dewpoint error: 2.17 degrees 
MWN forecast dewpoints within 2 degrees of actual: 65% 

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