Weather as Recorded at the UMass Cranberry Station:
Prepared by Peter Jeranyama
June was a sunny month with above average temperature and well above average rainfall. The mean temperature for the month was 66.3 degrees, 0.8 degrees above average. Maximum temperature was 85.1 degrees on the 28th; a minimum temperature of 48.2 degrees was recorded on the 4th and 9th. Daytime high temperatures averaged 74.7 degrees, 2 degrees above the norm. Evening low temperatures averaged 57.9 degrees, and 0.8 degree above the norm.
Sunshine average was 54% of the possible sunshine recorded. This is the same points as the long-term average for June sunshine recorded at the Blue Hills Observatory. Six days were rated as sunny (90% or greater of possible) with 4 days having no sunshine in the month.
Precipitation totaled 5.15 inches, which is 1.56 inches above June 2018, and 1.38 inches above the 30-year average. We had measurable precipitation on 12 days, with 10 of those days having measurable precipitation of 0.10 inches or greater. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 1.36 inches on the 10th. Year-to-date rainfall for 2019 now stands at 28.13 inches, 2.97 inches above average.
The first half of 2019 has been slightly wet with rainfall above the long-term average for the period. The rainfall for the first half was 6.2 inches below 2018 for the same period because 4 of the six months had slightly below average rainfall. The winter temperature (December to February) was 0.78 degrees warmer than the average while the spring months (March to May) were 0.45 degrees warmer than the average. Sunshine hours have been above average for the first half of the year except for April and May.