One thing is for certain, Summer time flies by in Wisconsin. During the Winter months things seem to meld into a "hibernation" mode with people spending more time at home and doing things slowly. That all changes completely when Summer arrives. GO GO GO is the way of the land. Weekends are rarely spent at home... with a festival here and a festival there, a party here a party there, birthdays, reunions, holidays, etc... I believe we are nearing the peak of craziness. Weather trends towards the "not so exciting" spectrum this time of year, with plenty of sunshine, warm temperatures, and the occasional downpour lasting only minutes.
June was a month of ups and downs. Extreme cool and extreme heat. On June 7 OSNW3 recorded a min temp of 46.2 which broke the previous min of 50.5 set on June 6, 2007. On June 24 OSNW3 recorded a max temp of 93.5 which broke the previous max of 86.9 set on June 27, 2007 (Monthly Extremes). Precipitation made it slightly above monthly average totaling 3.74". We had 2 thunderstorms roll through which brings the yearly total to 7. We experienced 27 days with at least a peak of sunshine while the remaining 3 were completely overcast (Days with Sun).
(OSNW3 June Observations)
(Temp Comparison 2008 / 2009 | June 1 - 30)
Max Avg: 75.1 / 74.1 / -1.0
Min Avg: 59.2 / 58.0 / -1.2
(June 2009 Precipitation | June 1 - 30)
2009 Monthly Total
Dog Days of Summer
For 6 consecutive days from June 20 through June 25 we experienced what we here at OSNW3 call "Dog Days". With dewpoints in the 70's and temps in the 80's and 90's, not even the shade could keep you from sweating during the day. At night, there was no relief from the sticky warm air which meant the windows remained closed and the AC remained running. BAH!
(OSNW3 - Dog Days thru June 30, 2009)
Staying with this theme, WxWatcher compared our June daily temperatures. A striking contrast is displayed by the graph below. If you caught any of Chris's Missouri climate posts you'll gain a good idea why such an extreme contrast exists between MO and WI.
(June 2009 Temperature Compare | MOCW1, OSNW3)
Front Of House
Since Jun 14, I've cut the grass once. That puts me at four times this year.
(FOH - July 2, 2009)
My continuation of the "Webcam Green-up".
(High Noon, Apr 11 - Jun 30)