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The Good, The Bad & The Decent

Hey Folks,


We all know June is a fickle month here in Newfoundland and Labrador. It can be 25° one day and then the wind shifts and it's only 7° the next. 

We hope... that no June will ever compare to the misery of Juneuary in 2011, for St. John's & the Northeast Coast in particular. That June paved the way for a cool, wet and way too short Summer season for many. 

And it's safe to bet, it will be awhile before Labrador experiences another June as spectacular as they did in 2012. In fact, much of the Island also had a fantastic June last year, kicking off what would be one of the best Summers ever. 

So how exactly did the numbers shape up over the past month? 

Not good, not bad... but fairly decent.

ST. JOHN'S
It's interesting... this past June was warmer than June of 2012 in the Metro region! It was also the first June since 2010, where temperatures finished close to average. The last 15 days of the month, the temperature was 15°+ a total of 13 times. The 'average' number of 20° days in St. John's in June, is 8, so we were still shy of that.
It was also a wet month, finishing about 35 mm above average. YYT reported only 9 rain free days.

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ST. JOHN'S STATS

June 2011
15°+ days: 5
20°+ days: 0
Average Daytime High: 11.7°
Rainfall: 100 mm
 
June 2012
15°+ days: 13
20°+ days: 5
Average Daytime High: 13.9°
Rainfall: 60 mm

June 2013
15°+ days: 19
20°+ days: 5
Average Daytime High: 15.9°
Rainfall: 135 mm
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GANDER
Up the Northeast Coast in Gander, you folks had a near (just slightly below) average June. Pretty comparable with last June for days over 15°, however you can see 20° days were no where close. The 1971-2000 'average' number of 20° days in June, is 11 in Gander.
Precipitation was also 35 mm above average.

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GANDER STATS

June 2011
15°+ days: 13
20°+ days: 2
Average Daytime High: 13.4°
Rainfall: 150 mm
 
June 2012
15°+ days: 19
20°+ days: 15
Average Daytime High: 16.9°
Rainfall: 71 mm

June 2013
15°+ days: 17
20°+ days: 7
Average Daytime High: 16.5°
Rainfall: 120 mm
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DEER LAKE
Along the West Coast, temperatures were cooler than normal in June, finishing 1.3° below average. Both 15° days and 20° days were more comparable to June 2011. The average number of 20° days in June for Deer Lake is 11. 
Rainfall was below average again. Interesting that Deer Lake hasn't had a normal June rainfall total (~87 mm) since 2008.

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DEER LAKE STATS

June 2011
15°+ days: 19
20°+ days: 7
Average Daytime High: 16.6°
Rainfall: 70 mm
 
June 2012
15°+ days: 23
20°+ days: 20
Average Daytime High: 20.7°
Rainfall: 35 mm

June 2013
15°+ days: 18
20°+ days: 8
Average Daytime High: 17.2°
Rainfall: 60 mm
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HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY
It would be pretty tough to top June of 2012. Temperatures this past June finished almost exactly average. 9 days at 20°+ was also average. For the 3rd straight June, Rainfall was again below average in HV-GB. The average is 92 mm. 

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June 2011
15°+ days: 16
20°+ days: 5
Average Daytime High: 15.8°
Rainfall: 60 mm
 
June 2012
15°+ days: 26
20°+ days: 18
Average Daytime High: 22.2°
Rainfall: 64 mm

June 2013
15°+ days: 21
20°+ days: 9
Average Daytime High: 16.9°
Rainfall: 69 mm
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LABRADOR CITY / WABUSH
The number that certainly sticks out is the rainfall. Just 35 mm in June, is less than half the monthly average of 82 mm. We're seeing first hand how the lack of Rainfall is becoming a factor with the forest fire situation. 
For temperatures, June of 2012 was one of the best ever. The average daytime was 4° cooler than last June, however still finished above the 15.9° average! 

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LABRADOR CITY / WABUSH STATS

June 2011
15°+ days: 18
20°+ days: 9
Average Daytime High: 15.9°
Rainfall: 123 mm
 
June 2012
15°+ days: 29
20°+ days: 16
Average Daytime High: 20.5°
Rainfall: 69 mm

June 2013
15°+ days: 17
20°+ days: 9
Average Daytime High: 16.5°
Rainfall: 35 mm
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A LOOK AHEAD
The latest Environment Canada Outlook for July, August & September shows temperatures are expected to be above normal right across the region. In fact, much of the Province is the 70-90% probability of being 'warmer than normal' over the next 3 months.

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Ryan

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