After seven consecutive months of above average temperatures, June 2012 was actually cooler than normal.
This is despite the fact that the last three days of June ended with record heat. And not just record heat either – two of those three days were historic, reaching 109, a temperature never before reached in the past 125 years of record keeping.
So why was the average temperature for the month cooler than normal? 21 days in June failed to reach 90 degrees, our monthly average. In addition, on June 5 and 6, our highs were 74 and 78 respectively.
While July so far has been flirting with 100-degree heat, it appears changes are ahead for this week. Beginning Monday and lasting through the week, our weather pattern will change providing us with more rain (and storms). This will result in a break from these oppressive temperatures.