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June 2013 ends with rain surplus


June 2013 was a wet month for central Wisconsin.

Preliminary data from the National Weather Service indicates Wausau picked up 5.81" of rain in June, 1.5" above the climatological average of 4.31".

A day-to-day breakdown reveals just eight days in Wausau where no observable amounts of rain fell in the city.

The Storm Track 9 team of meteorologists' records of daily weather indicate there were two days in June where more than 1" of rain fell in the city. The most fell on June 21 when 1.68" fell. June 5 saw the second greatest amount of rain with 1.39".

Using rain totals for comparison, this month was wetter than June 2012.

Wausau's records reveal for the entire month, 3.94" of rain fell in June 2012. That's .37" below average.

In addition to being wetter than 2012, this June was also cooler. The average high temperature in June 2012 for Wausau was 80.7 degrees. Compared with the average, that is 4.9 degrees warmer.

In 2012, the warmest day in Wausau for the month was on June 19 when the high temperature was 90 degrees.

But in 2013, the preliminary average high was just 74.1 degrees. In addition, Wausau never hit 90 degrees in June 2013. The warmest temperature was recorded on June 26 and 27, when the high temperature each day was 84 degrees.

A final comparison reveals in June 2012, the coolest daytime high was 70 degrees, recorded on June 1. The coolest daytime high temperature in June 2013 was 55 degrees, observed on June 5.

Though June ended up wet, the month of July looks to start dry. The upper-air pattern in the atmosphere is forecast to keep the heaviest rain along the eastern seaboard, while above-average temperatures dominate areas in the western United States for the first days of the new month.

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