Record June 2008 Heat

The numbers are now in, and it’s no surprise.  June 2008 will go down in the record books as one of the hottest on record in Richmond (and in Norfolk, too).  Here are the numbers from the NWS office in Wakefield.

VERY HIGH MONTHLY TEMPERATURES FOR JUNE. RICHMOND HAD AN AVERAGE   
TEMPERATURE OF 79.0 F…AND NORFOLK HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 79.2   
F. June 2008 RANKS AS THE 2ND WARMEST ON RECORD FOR RICHMOND…AND 3RD   
WARMEST FOR NORFOLK.  
 
_______________5 WARMEST JUNES (AVG TEMPERATURE)_______________  
 
RANK……..    RICHMOND………..NORFOLK………  
 
1……..79.2 F (1943)             1…80.1 F (1943)   
2……***79.0 F (2008)***        2…79.5 F (1994)   
3……..78.8 F (1895)             3***79.2 F (2008)***   
4……..78.4 F (1892)             4…78.8 F (1934)   
5……..78.1 F (1890)             5…78.5 F (1952)  
 
OTHER NOTES…  
   
Richmond: 
 
***AVG HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 91.4 F…THE HIGHEST ON RECORD. THE SECOND HIGHEST IS 90.0 F IN 1984.  
 
***TODAY (JUNE 30) HIT 89 F LEAVING THE NUMBER OF DAYS 90+ FOR JUNE  
AT 19. THE MOST 90+ DAYS FOR ANY JUNE IS 20 IN 1943.  
 
***THE 13 CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES 90+ FROM JUNE 4-16  
TIED 1943 ( JUNE 16-28 ) FOR THE LONGEST SUCH STREAK WITHIN JUNE.  
 
***THE 3 DAYS OF 100+ HIGH TEMPERATURES (JUNE 7, 8, AND 10) ARE THE   
MOST OF ANY JUNE SINCE 1952 WHEN 3 WERE ALSO RECORDED.  

Posted by NBC 12 Meteorologist Andrew Freiden
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One Response to Record June 2008 Heat

  1. Rob Duke says:

    Andrew,
    this may not be particulary relevant to June 08 heat, but do you have a good online source for rainfall data. I’d imagine the Wakefield site would have something but I couldn’t find any thing at first glance. Thanks for any resources you can pass along, Calvin

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