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June 2013

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          The month of June started out warm and only got warmer as the month progressed. Nearly the entire state saw above average June temperatures from beginning to end and the month as a whole ranged from slightly above normal along the Gulf Coast to nearly 4 degrees Fahrenheit above normal in the Panhandle. Much of the above average ratings came during a heat wave towards the end of the month when a ridge of high pressure sat over the Southwestern United States from the 25th to the 30th. This system set heat records all across the state with well over 100 degree temperatures from El Paso to Tyler and everywhere in between. The high heat this month was also due to a lack of rainfall.

          Throughout the month only pockets of the state saw within normal range of precipitation, that being around the Lerado and near Lubbock. Rainfall for much of the state only occurred due to traditional pop-up thunderstorms during the heat of the day, some of which became severe dropping several inches of rain. These severe storms are why the panhandle did so well compared to the rest of the state. The storms that did develop were slow moving and quickly dropped upwards of an inch of rain, such as a severe thunderstorm that passed over Lubbock on the 17th producing 1.71" of rainfall. The only other major precipitation event for the month of June was along the Rio Grande where over 10" of rain fell near Eagle Pass when strong upper level lifting and ample gulf moisture placed a rain bulls eye over this area.

         Though rainfall was limited for the majority of the state, the areas that needed the most rain did receive it lessening the most intense drought conditions in the panhandle and along the southern Rio Grande. Most areas of Texas did see the drought tighten its grip, for drought conditions moved back to reclaim territory in East Texas and increased in intensity throughout much of Central Texas. Overall, 68% of the state is listed under severe drought or worse, with 12% of the state still under exceptional drought conditions.

Monthly Summary for Selected Cities
  TMAX (°F) TMIN (°F) TAVG (°F) PRCP *Deg. Days
Station Mean *Dep. Max. Mean *Dep. Min. Mean *Dep. Days ≥ 0.01" Mo. Total *Perc. Norm. Gr'st 24 hr. *HDD *CDD
Abilene 94.1 +3.6 104 70.4 +1.9 62 82.2 +2.7 8 5.13 144% 2.80 0 524
Amarillo 91.2 +3.5 105 64.3 +3.3 51 77.8 +3.4 11 2.80 89% 0.71 0 391
Austin 96.8 +4.7 108 73.6 +1.3 63 85.2 +3.0 5 0.92 21% 0.36 0 612
Brownsville 94.4 +2.3 102 76.5 +0.8 72 85.5 +1.6 5 0.85 33% 0.42 0 623
College Station 95.0 +3.3 106 73.4 +0.7 66 84.2 +2.0 3 1.25 28% 1.04 0 584
Corpus Christi 96.1 +5.2 107 77.4 +3.5 71 86.8 +4.4 6 2.34 70% 1.34 0 658
Dallas‑Fort Worth 92.6 +1.3 103 72.6 +1.2 62 82.6 +1.3 4 2.14 56% 1.12 0 538
Del Rio 95.2 +0.5 108 75.8 +2.4 69 85.5 +1.5 7 1.76 75% 1.26 0 625
El Paso 100.3 +4.8 107 73.2 +5.2 64 86.8 +5.1 3 0.16 17% 0.10 0 663
Galveston 89.8 +1.6 98 79.3 +1.8 70 84.5 +1.6 6 3.26 57% 1.82 0 594
Houston 94.7 +3.3 107 74.0 +0.7 68 84.3 +1.9 4 4.46 75% 1.85 0 591
Lubbock 93.4 +2.8 107 67.6 +3.4 56 80.5 +3.1 9 1.67 55% 0.49 0 474
Midland 96.3 +2.9 109 70.9 +3.6 63 83.6 +3.3 5 0.85 47% 0.53 0 564
Port Arthur 92.3 +2.7 101 72.7 0.0 67 82.5 +1.3 10 3.17 45% 0.86 0 533
San Angelo 95.7 +3.6 106 71.3 +2.5 62 83.5 +3.1 6 1.40 54% 0.44 0 561
San Antonio 93.3 +1.0 108 74.4 +1.8 65 83.9 +1.5 9 2.02 49% 0.49 0 575
Victoria 95.0 +3.5 109 73.8 +1.4 67 84.4 +2.4 3 0.18 4% 0.14 0 592
Waco 95.1 +3.4 105 71.3 +0.5 56 83.2 +2.0 6 1.62 47% 1.15 0 552
Wichita Falls 93.8 +2.4 105 70.1 +2.5 59 82.0 +2.5 7 2.85 69% 1.42 0 517
Shreveport, LA 91.1 +1.0 100 71.6 +2.1 63 81.3 +1.5 6 7.75 144% 3.58 0 498
Bold-italics indicate a value broke or tied the record from a previous year.
*Dep.: Departure of the monthly average temperature from the 1981-2010 monthly normal, which is provided by the National Climatic Data Center.
*Perc. Norm.: Monthly precipitation total divided by 1981-2010 monthly normal, which is provided by the National Climatic Data Center.
*Deg. Days: Computed daily as the departure of the daily average temperature from 65°F and aggregated over the entire month.
*Heating degree day (HDD): Each unit corresponds to a -1°F departure of a daily average temperature from 65°F.
*Cooling degree day (HDD): Each unit corresponds to a +1°F departure of a daily average temperature from 65°F.

June 2013 Mean Monthly Temperatures June 2013 Total Monthly Precipitation

Monthly Extremes
Least Precipitation Overall for the Month (inches)
Station County Value
KILLEEN BELL 0.00
MCCAMEY UPTON 0.00
ROSEBUD FALLS 0.00
VANDERPOOL 10 N BANDERA 0.00
Greatest Precipitation Overall for the Month (inches)
Station County Value
BRACKETTVILLE KINNEY 10.05
Greatest Precipitation in 24 Hours (inches)
Station County Value
BRACKETTVILLE KINNEY 7.30
Lowest Average Daily Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
CAPROCK CANYON SP BRISCOE 73.8
Highest Average Daily Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
LAJITAS BREWSTER 89.2
Lowest Average Daily Maximum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
CAPROCK CANYON SP BRISCOE 79.3
Highest Average Daily Maximum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
RIO GRANDE VILLAGE BREWSTER 105.2
Highest Maximum Temperature  (°F)
Station County Value
RIO GRANDE VILLAGE BREWSTER 112
Lowest Maximum Temperature  (°F)
Station County Value
CAPROCK CANYON SP BRISCOE 63
Lowest Average Daily Minimum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
DIMMITT 2 N CASTRO 60.2
Highest Average Daily Minimum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
PALACIOS MUNI AP MATAGORDA 80.2
Highest Minimum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
PALACIOS MUNI AP MATAGORDA 85
Lowest Minimum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
PERRYTON OCHILTREE 42

New Monthly Records
Least Precipitation Overall for the Month (inches)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
CRAWFORD MCLENNAN 0.64 0.96 (1994) 13
MCCAMEY UPTON 0.00 0.00 (2012) 76
ROSEBUD FALLS 0.00 0.00 (1998) 34
VANDERPOOL 10 N BANDERA 0.00 0.00 (2009) 16
Greatest Precipitation Overall for the Month (inches)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
SOUTHLAND GARZA 3.99 3.82 (2007) 13
Greatest Precipitation in 24 Hours Ever in the Month (inches)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
BRACKETTVILLE KINNEY 7.30 5.32 (1948) 102
FLOMOT 4 NE MOTLEY 4.60 4.52 (1985) 65
PITCHFORK RCH DICKENS 4.75 3.18 (1999) 36
WHITE RIVER RESERVOIR CROSBY 3.48 3.00 (1999) 16
Highest Average Daily Temperature (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
CORPUS CHRISTI INTL AP NUECES 86.8 85.8 (1998) 71
PALACIOS MUNI AP MATAGORDA 86.7 84.9 (2010) 70
Lowest Average Daily Maximum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
BRACKETTVILLE 22 N KINNEY 89.6 89.9 (1997) 17
Highest Average Daily Maximum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
BAY CITY WTR WKS MATAGORDA 95.7 94.9 (1953) 70
CORPUS CHRISTI INTL AP NUECES 96.1 95.5 (2009) 71
PALACIOS MUNI AP MATAGORDA 93.1 92.0 (1953) 70
Highest Maximum Temperature Ever in the Month (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
ANGLETON BRAZORIA AP BRAZORIA 103 102 (2012) 10
ARLINGTON MUNI AP TARRANT 103 103 (2011) 11
AUSTIN 8SSE TRAVIS 107 107 (2012) 10
BAYTOWN HARRIS 102 101 (2012) 30
BAY CITY WTR WKS MATAGORDA 106 100 (2009) 70
BEAUMONT RSCH CTR JEFFERSON 102 102 (2011) 48
CALLIHAM MCMULLEN 107 107 (2012) 14
CANYON DAM COMAL 105 104 (2012) 47
CARTHAGE PANOLA 103 103 (2011) 55
CEDAR CREEK 5 S BASTROP 109 107 (2012) 12
COLETO CREEK RSVR GOLIAD 106 104 (2012) 10
COLUMBUS COLORADO 106 106 (1990) 51
CORPUS CHRISTI INTL AP NUECES 107 106 (2012) 71
CORSICANA CAMPBELL FLD NAVARRO 105 105 (2012) 12
CROSS MCMULLEN 109 108 (2012) 10
CUERO DEWITT 111 109 (2012) 100
DECATUR WISE 103 103 (2012) 12
DEL RIO 2 NW VAL VERDE 110 108 (2012) 17
EDINBURG 17 NNE HIDALGO 106 106 (2012) 10
EL CAMPO WHARTON 106 105 (2009) 34
FT WORTH NAS TARRANT 108 106 (1953) 35
FT WORTH WSFO TARRANT 106 105 (2012) 20
GEORGETOWN LAKE WILLIAMSON 105 105 (1994) 29
GONZALES 1N GONZALES 109 108 (1998) 48
HARLINGEN RIO GRANDE AP CAMERON 106 106 (2012) 24
HONDO MEDINA 109 109 (1934) 85
HONDO MUNI AP MEDINA 107 107 (2011) 37
HOUSTON HOBBY AP HARRIS 105 102 (2012) 66
HOUSTON HOOKS MEM AP HARRIS 105 103 (2011) 10
HOUSTON INTERCONT AP HARRIS 107 105 (2012) 45
HOUSTON NWSO GALVESTON 103 101 (2012) 27
HUNT 10 W KERR 104 103 (2012) 11
KERRVILLE 3 NNE KERR 106 105 (1980) 39
KINGSVILLE KLEBERG 109 106 (2012) 64
LEXINGTON LEE 106 106 (2009) 48
LONGVIEW GREGG 104 104 (2011) 11
LONGVIEW 11 SE RUSK 104 103 (2011) 37
LONGVIEW E TX RGNL AP GREGG 105 105 (2011) 13
NIXON GONZALES 110 109 (1998) 55
PALACIOS MUNI AP MATAGORDA 104 103 (2012) 70
PALESTINE 6 WNW ANDERSON 104 103 (2011) 11
PIERCE 1 E WHARTON 105 104 (1936) 91
SAN ANTONIO INTL AP BEXAR 108 107 (1998) 71
SAN MARCOS HAYS 109 109 (1998) 101
SAN SABA 7 NW SAN SABA 104 102 (2006) 12
SMITHVILLE BASTROP 107 106 (2009) 79
STRATFORD SHERMAN 107 107 (2011) 66
TYLER SMITH 103 102 (2011) 30
VICTORIA RGNL AP VICTORIA 109 108 (2012) 57
WASHINGTON SP WASHINGTON 106 106 (2011) 61
WELDER W'LIFE FOUND SAN PATRICIO 105 105 (2012) 23
Lowest Maximum Temperature Ever in the Month (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
BRACKETTVILLE 22 N KINNEY 74 74 (1992) 17
HALLSVILLE 1 W HARRISON 75 75 (2009) 14
LONGVIEW GREGG 77 77 (2009) 11
Lowest Average Daily Minimum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
WASHINGTON SP WASHINGTON 66.6 66.9 (1995) 59
Highest Average Daily Minimum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
CROSS MCMULLEN 74.2 73.8 (2008) 10
EDINBURG 17 NNE HIDALGO 75.4 74.9 (2010) 10
PALACIOS MUNI AP MATAGORDA 80.2 79.4 (2010) 70
SAN AUGUSTINE SAN AUGUSTINE 70.7 70.6 (2008) 10
Highest Minimum Temperature Ever in the Month (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
BROWNFIELD 2 TERRY 74 74 (2011) 56
FT HOOD BELL 81 80 (2011) 13
MORTON COCHRAN 73 73 (2011) 46
PALACIOS MUNI AP MATAGORDA 85 84 (2007) 70
PENWELL ECTOR 79 79 (2012) 40
SAN ANTONIO 8 NNE BEXAR 79 79 (2010) 16
SAN AUGUSTINE SAN AUGUSTINE 77 77 (2008) 10
Lowest Minimum Temperature Ever in the Month (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
AUSTIN 8SSE TRAVIS 58 58 (2009) 10
BIG BEND RCH SP PRESIDIO 54 56 (2005) 11
CEDAR CREEK 5 S BASTROP 57 59 (2009) 12
CORSICANA CAMPBELL FLD NAVARRO 60 60 (2003) 12
DRYDEN 10 NE TERRELL 59 59 (2009) 10
FT WORTH ALLIANCE AP TARRANT 56 56 (2012) 13
NEW BRAUNFELS MUNI AP GUADALUPE 60 60 (2009) 15
PALESTINE 6 WNW ANDERSON 57 58 (2009) 11
SAN ANTONIO STINSON AP BEXAR 64 64 (2009) 16
SAN SABA 7 NW SAN SABA 58 58 (2009) 12

Climatic Averages for July
  TMAX (°F) TMIN (°F) PRCP (inches) No. Days in Month Deg. Days
Station Avg. Record Avg. Record Avg. Gr'st Mo. Gr'st 24 hr. ≥ 90°F ≤ 32°F PRCP ≥ 0.01" HDD CDD
Abilene 94.2 110 (1978) 72.0 54 (1911) 1.87 8.04 (2002) 5.67 (2002) 25.1 0.0 5.1 0 561
Amarillo 91.4 106 (2009) 65.2 51 (1990) 2.84 8.02 (2010) 7.25 (2010) 19.8 0.0 7.2 0 412
Austin 95.6 109 (1954) 74.4 57 (1924) 1.88 12.80 (1919) 9.56 (1919) 28.1 0.0 5.4 0 620
Brownsville 93.6 102 (1939) 76.3 58 (1901) 2.04 13.24 (2008) 6.68 (2008) 28.0 0.0 5.3 0 618
College Station 94.8 110 (1917) 74.6 52 (1903) 2.14 9.30 (1902) 5.09 (1968) 27.7 0.0 5.7 0 611
Corpus Christi 93.1 105 (1934) 74.8 64 (1967) 2.79 18.13 (2007) 9.86 (2007) 26.7 0.0 5.7 0 587
Dallas‑Fort Worth 95.6 110 (1998) 75.1 56 (1924) 2.16 11.13 (1973) 5.27 (1933) 27.4 0.0 4.5 0 631
Del Rio 96.6 111 (1960) 75.2 63 (1923) 1.78 13.18 (1976) 6.34 (1975) 27.8 0.0 4.2 0 648
El Paso 94.7 112 (1979) 70.9 56 (1880) 1.55 8.18 (1881) 6.50 (1881) 25.7 0.0 8.3 0 552
Galveston 89.6 101 (1932) 79.4 66 (1910) 3.80 18.74 (1900) 14.35 (1900) 13.2 0.0 8.3 0 604
Houston 93.7 105 (1954) 75.1 62 (1990) 3.79 14.80 (1900) 6.92 (1939) 26.4 0.0 9.1 0 601
Lubbock 92.8 109 (1940) 67.7 49 (1915) 1.91 7.20 (1976) 4.38 (2010) 22.3 0.0 6.2 0 473
Midland 94.6 112 (1989) 69.7 49 (1936) 1.82 8.50 (1991) 5.99 (1961) 25.6 0.0 4.9 0 532
Port Arthur 91.7 108 (1902) 74.2 61 (1990) 5.95 18.71 (1959) 10.56 (1979) 23.5 0.0 11.4 0 556
San Angelo 95.1 111 (1960) 71.2 56 (1990) 1.20 7.21 (1959) 2.95 (1959) 26.0 0.0 4.7 0 563
San Antonio 94.6 106 (1989) 74.6 60 (1905) 2.74 16.92 (2002) 9.79 (2002) 26.9 0.0 5.2 0 608
Victoria 93.8 110 (1939) 74.0 61 (1905) 4.18 20.34 (2007) 8.41 (1990) 27.3 0.0 7.9 0 586
Waco 96.3 109 (1998) 74.1 60 (1994) 1.79 8.95 (1902) 4.93 (2004) 28.1 0.0 5.3 0 626
Wichita Falls 96.9 114 (1980) 71.9 54 (1970) 1.59 11.86 (1950) 3.93 (1950) 27.4 0.0 5.0 0 601
Shreveport, LA 93.4 107 (1998) 72.7 58 (1972) 3.65 25.45 (1933) 12.44 (1933) 25.7 0.0 8.1 0 559
Climatic averages are based on 1981-2010 monthly normals, which are provided by the National Climatic Data Center.