I’ve been working at a new job so posts have been limited this Summer. June 2014 was relatively cool with rainfall slightly above average. June also continued the trend of below normal temperatures for every month this year so far. The average temperature was 70.7 °F, which is 0.6 °F below normal. There was only one 90-degree day where we normally have 4 such days. The high temperature of 90 °F occurred on the 18th and the low of 50 °F on the 1st. The coolest June at the station was 68 °F in 2009 and the warmest was 74 °F in 2010.
The monthly rainfall total was 5.86″ which is 0.74″ above the station normal of 5.12″. The maximum daily rainfall of 1.28″ was recorded on the 12th. At the end of the month we accumulated a rainfall surplus of 6.18″ for the year! Rainfall totals in other areas of the county were the following: Mohnton: 5.01″, West Lawn (Lincoln Park): 4.89″, Wyomissing: 4.87″, Reading Airport: 3.79″, West Reading: 4.36″, Laureldale: 4.79″, Fleetwood: 4.72″, Kutztown: 4.64″, Oley: 3.78″, and Alburtis: 6.49″.
Wind was generally light which is typical for June and the predominant wind direction was South West. The average wind speed for the month was 2.8 mph which is slightly above the normal of 3.1 mph. The peak wind gust of 32 mph occurred on the 13th and there were 223 hours of calm winds recorded.
Sunshine hours totaled 192 hours which is well above our monthly average of 156 hours. A typical maximum daily solar reading was 990 w/m² and the maximum daily UV index averaged a typical 8.5.
County Records at the Reading Airport: None
Station All-Time Records Set: None
Note: Station normal and averages include the current year’s values and date back to 2004.
Note: Station rain totals other than the Reading Airport are from CoCoRaHS and are typically recorded at 9 AM so the totals may not align with ours if precipitation events occur at the end of the month or the beginning of the next month.