Monthly Summary: June 2012

This year, June was a roller-coaster of temperatures in New York City.  We started off cooler than normal, but warmed up toward the end of the month with two separate heat waves – periods of at least three consecutive days with temperatures above 90°F. Despite this uneven distribution of heat, the city ended the month exactly average at 71°F.

In terms of precipitation, NYC was below normal. In spite of the month’s soggy start and numerous thunderstorms, only 2.97 inches of rain was measured in Central Park.  That is 1.44 inches below average. Although the city is working with a rain deficit, we are not currently highlighted on the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Graph: MF at The Weather Gamut

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Melissa Fleming is an environmental communicator working at the intersection of art and science. She is passionate about exploring, learning, and sharing information about the natural world. She has presented her interdisciplinary work in a variety of mediums at venues and conferences around the world.