NYC Monthly Summary: June 2013

One word can sum up the weather in New York City this June, wet. Receiving 10.10 inches of rain in Central Park, which is 5.69 inches above average, this was the second wettest June ever recorded in the Big Apple.  Nearly half of this impressive total came down in one day when the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea passed through the area, breaking a daily rainfall record. Given this abundant precipitation, it is interesting to note that NYC’s top three wettest Junes have all occurred in the past eleven years.

In terms of temperature, the city finished the month with an average reading of 72.7°F.  That is 1.7°F above normal.  While New York did not technically have a heat wave this June, the last week of the month was extremely hot and humid.  In fact, heat index values were high enough for the NWS to issue a heat advisory for the city.


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