The start of summer has come and gone and we’re all jumping
for joy to put the soggy, cool spring of 2019 behind us.
What’s interesting is taking a look at the numbers to see how the spring really panned out.
Meteorological Spring is March through May (simply put, it’s based on the annual temperature cycle. It’s easier to compare seasonal data in monthly chunks too).
For this time period and taking into account every year since 1903, the average temperature wasn’t in the top 10, 20, 30 or even 50 coldest on record. This spring was the 68th coldest. In fact, the last two years were chillier (cooler)!
As for all the rain, it brought us to 21st place (11.55” of rain total). Again, 2017 was wetter. So much so that it holds the 4th spot (with 15.26” of rain).
What about June?
So far (through June 22nd) the Syracuse airport has received 4.29” of rain which has fallen on 13 of the 22 days. The average amount of precipitation measured by this time in the month is 2.30”.
Definitely well above normal rainfall this month and through the 24th ranks 31st wettest so far. By the way, June 2018 was near average in the rainfall.
Syracuse has managed to record six 80° days but the average temperature for the month is about a degree and a half below where it should be.
June 2018 we managed three 90° days for the month while we still wait for the first 90° day period.
Spring 2019: 68th coldest/21st wettest
June 2019 (so far): Top 20 coldest/ Top 40 wettest
Total years taken into account: 117