SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV)– We’re halfway through the month of June and we’ve been spoiled by consistent warmth.
We had our first heat wave of the year within the first week!
In addition, every single day in Syracuse, the high was above average through the first 14 days of the month!
Notice in the calendar graphic above each day of the month through the 14th we experienced high temperatures that were above average, including the first heat wave of the year and a string of 11 consecutive 80+ degree days! The 11 days in a row with highs of at least 80 degrees is the third longest stretch within the month of June ever recorded in Syracuse.
June 15th was the first time this month we had a daily high temperature below normal.
Of course the 15th through the 17th of the month will be the first cool stretch this month.
Also, every night, except one, has been above average too. Naturally, the average temperature so far (through the 14th) is above average, by 8.0°.
That’s about to change. The jet stream is going to dive south, allowing cooler air to sink into CNY.
Long term, the 8-14 day outlook basically through the end of the month shows temperatures right around average. Keep in mind, this map represents the average of the 8-14 days. So, this doesn’t mean every day is going to be average, it means our temperatures aren’t going to deviate too far from normal as a whole (within 5 to 10 degrees).
Our average high at the end of the month is going up, by the 26th, our normal high is 80°.
In terms of precipitation, there have been 7 days of measurable rain. The wettest day was the 8th of June. Syracuse is about normal for the month, normal precipitation through the 14th is close to 1.7”. According to the U.S. drought monitor, Syracuse and areas north are abnormally dry thanks to the dry spring much of CNY endured.