All that being said, we have enjoyed a couple of nice years, but the law of averages are not pointing in our favor. And traditionally July and August are our toughest months.
I am interested in keeping track of the amount of moisture in the air throughout the year (by means of dew point temperature). Although I could manually check the hi/low Td for each day as I do with the temperature, I'm not convinced I would stay disciplined enough to keep steady data (feeling overwhelmed as I do often). For now, a glance of nighttime temps will suffice, as a lower Td will allow for more cooling overnight. This month, we had 10 days with a nighttime low at or above 70°. That makes for some sticky weather -- or "Air you can wear"-- as one local meteorologist puts it.
Mostly above average this month. We had 23 days with a high exceeding the average, which helped bump up our mean temp quite a bit over the 30 year average.
Mean Temp: 77.4°
Maximum: 95° on Jun. 20
Minimum: 59° on Jun. 30
Interspersed as it was, we still didn't hit the mark this month. Pop-up showers and thunderstorms were the norm in Missouri this month, so extreme differences can be found from station to station. We weren't that lucky, although we did receive our fair share. The lawn looks the brownest that it has in three years (which is its normal dormancy period for MO). I don't mind much because it gives the mowing a little respite.
Average June: 3.87"
Actual June: 2.79" (1.08)
Days with measurable precip: 12
Other Weather Info
Days with thunder = 7
Days with fog = 1
Days with wind gust (>= 20 mph) = 5
Our lawn mowing count is up to 10 for the year. I'm still thinking the total might top out at around 18...we'll see.
Random Photos and Video
Below is a video I shot shortly after sundown on May 24. The lightning was simply beautiful that night, so I couldn't help getting video of it. The camera view is facing ESE.
Other photos I have are ones that I've snapped over the summer. There are plenty, but I chose only a sampling. Enjoy!
Sunrise - June 27, Montauk Springs
The garden so far. We've got peppers that are close to being ready,
lots of green tomatoes, and squash comin out of our ears!