June weather reviewJuly 2nd, 2012 at 8:50 am by Natalie Stoll under Weather
June 2012 was one of the drier, warmer Junes in Austin. I’ve posted the latest climate information from the National Weather Service below, plus links to more information.
June 2012 was one of the warmer and drier Junes of record. The hottest day of the month came on Tuesday, June 26th. A new record high for the month of June was observed at Austin Mabry on June 26, 2012, when the high was 109, breaking the previous June monthly high of 108 set on June 14, 1998. A record daily high of 109 at Del Rio, 106 at Austin Bergstrom, and 106 at San Antonio was observed on June 26th. More 100 degree days than usual showed up with Del Rio having 16 – 100 degree days; Austin Mabry 6 – 100 degree days; Austin Bergstrom 4 – 100 degree days; and San Antonio had 5 – 100 degree days. June 2012 was the 3rd warmest June at Del Rio since 1906; the 8th warmest at San Antonio since 1885; the 9th warmest at Austin Mabry since 1854; and the 13th warmest at Austin Bergstrom since 1943.
June 2012 rainfall was much below normal. The drier than usual conditions in June coupled with above normal temperatures and the intense June sunlight added to the dryness across South Central Texas. The lack of rain in June came after drier than usual conditions in the last half of May, from May 16 to May 31, which was preceded by a period of wetter than usual conditions from May 1 to 15. June is on average one of the wetter months of the year, along with May, September, and October. The most widespread rain in the month occurred on June 7th and 8th over the eastern part of South Central Texas, associated with a low, that moved from North Texas on June 7th to Southeast Texas on June 8th. June 2012 was the 2nd driest June at Del Rio from 1906 to 2012, with 0.01 inches of rain; the 4th driest June at Austin Mabry from 1856 to 2012 with 0.06 inches of rain; the 4th driest at Austin Bergstrom from 1943 to 2012 with 0.21 inches of rain; and tied with June of 1882 for the 6th driest June at San Antonio from 1871 to 2012, with 0.11 inches of rain.