Climatology 101: Record shattering June in the Old Pueblo

How do you top the 6th hottest June on record from 2016?

Well, Mother Nature produced the hottest June on record with the all-time hottest temperature being threatened on three days. Below is a list of all-time records that were either set or tied. It’s a long list from this record shattering month.

All-time consecutive day streaks broken:

Highs of 115°+: 3 days (June 19-21; old record 2 days in 1994, June 28-29)

Highs of 114°+: 3 days (June 19-21; old record 2 days in 1994, June 28-29)

Lows of 83°+: 5 days (June 22-26; old record 4 days last occurring in 2016, July 15-16)

Lows of 82°+: 7 days (June 20-26; old record 4 days last occurring in 2016, July 15-16)

Lows of 81°+: 7 days (June 20-26; old record 5 days occurring in 2010, June 29 to July 3)

Lows of 80°+: 9 days (June 20-28; old record 8 days occurring in 1990, June 24 to July 1)

All-time consecutive day streaks tied:

Highs of 113°+: 3 days (June 19-21; tied with 1994, June 24-26)

Lows of 84°+: 2 days (June 22-23; tied with six other occasions, last in 2010, July 9-10)

Lows of 79°+: 10 days (June 20-29; tied with 1995, August 1-10)

All-time hottest high temperature time periods broken (out to 7 days):

3 days: 115.3° (June 19-21; old record 114° on three occasions, last in 1994, June 27-29)

All-time hottest high temperature time periods tied (out to 7 days):

2 days: 115.5° (June 19-20 & June 20-21; tied with June 28-29, 1994)

4 days: 113.8° (June 19-22; tied with June 25-28, 1990 & June 26-29, 1994)

All-time warmest low temperature time periods broken (out to 7 days):

7 days: 84.6° (June 20-26; old record 82.1° in 2006, July 19-25)

6 days: 84.8° (June 20-25; old record 82.7° in 2006, July 19-24)

5 days: 84.6° (June 22-26; old record 83.2° in 2006, July 19-23)

4 days: 85° (June 22-25; old record 84° in 1915, July 7-10)

All-time warmest low temperature time periods tied (out to 7 days):

3 days: 85° (June 20-22; tied with July 5-7, 2007)

All-time warmest average temperature time periods broken (out to 7 days):

1 day: 101.5° (June 20; old record 99° in 1990, June 27)

2 days: 100° (June 20-21; old record 98.8° in 1990, June 26-27)

3 days: 99.2° (June 20-22; old record 98.3° in 1990, June 26-28)

4 days: 98.6° (June 20-23; old record 97.9° in 1990, June 25-28)

5 days: 98.5° (June 20-24; old record 97.4° in 1990, June 24-28)

6 days: 98.6° (June 20-25; old record 97.2° in 1990, June 25-30)

7 days: 98.1° (June 20-26; old record 97° in 1994, June 24-30)

Temperature extremes for the month ranged from a high of 116° on the 20th to a low of 61° on the 14th. The monthly average temperature of 89.7° ranks as the warmest on record. June 2017 also ranks as the 7th hottest month ever recorded, tied with 1942. Ten daily temperature records, four high and six high minimums, were set or tied in June.

Click here for the complete June 2017 climate report from the National Weather Service Tucson.

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