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June 2021 Climate Summaries
Mobile Alabama and Pensacola Florida Area

Joe Maniscalco - Observation Program Leader (OPL)/Meteorologist
POC for Observation, Climate, and COOP
National Weather Service Mobile Alabama

July 7, 2021


June 2021 in Review -  Mobile saw high temperatures notably below normal for only a few days at the beginning of the month and during Tropical Storm Claudette. Otherwise, high temperatures were seasonal as well as monthly low temperatures. Pensacola's highs showed a bit more fluctuation about the climatological means. Highs were above normal for only a seven day period during the middle of the month. The remainder of the month, both at the beginning and the close, highs were below normal as a result of an atypically cloudy and rainy central Gulf coast pattern than is normally observed for summer. Lows were very close to seasonal. No record temperatures were set at both Mobile and Pensacola.

Water piled up in the rain gauge, with a collection of over a foot of rain and much above normal for both sites. Nearly a third of the monthly amount came from Tropical Storm Claudette's torrential rains on the 19th. In fact, on this date, a new one day record rainfall was set at both Mobile and Pensacola.      

Mobile Alabama Area [Climate Normal Period 1991-2020, Climate Record Period 1872 to Present]- The average monthly high of 87.5° was 1.9° below normal. The average monthly low was 71.0° or 0.2° above normal. The average monthly temperature of 79.3° was 0.8° below normal. The highest temperature for the month, 94° on the 15th was  above the normal for this date. The lowest temperature for the month occurred on the 1st morning of the month, 64° below the normal daily low temperature for this date. No record temperatures were reached. (Fig. A) shows a graphical representation of how the Mobile area temperatures compared to the seasonal normal daily highs and lows, which are shown by the colored dashed lines. Bar graphs reflecting the daily high/low temperature departures from normal are provided in the table below (Figs. B and C). Water continued to add up with rain gauge collection exceeding well over a foot for the month at 14.22" (Fig. D), or 07.67" above normal thanks in large part to both Tropical Storm Claudette and an atypically persistent wet pattern. In fact a new record one day rainfall occurred on the 19th at 4.22" from Claudette, smashing the previous record of 2.88" set on this date way back in 1920.  Not associated with Claudette, Mobile set another record one day rainfall a couple days later. 3.98" on the 21st broke a record that stood for 134 years on this date (3.09" in 1887). The surplus in annual rainfall continues to rise significantly (Fig. E) now surpassing 10.0" above normal to date. 

June top records for the month during the Period of Record for the Mobile Area:

  • High 103° occurred on the 4th/2011.
  • Low 49° occurred on the 1st/1984.
  • Highest one day rainfall - 12.57" occurred on the 26th/1900.
  • Highest monthly record rainfall - 26.67"/1900.
  • Lowest monthly record rainfall - 0.53"/1902.

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Figure E.



Pensacola Florida Area [Climate Normal Period 1991-2020, Climate Record Period 1879 to Present- The average monthly high of 88.5° was 1.5° below normal. The average monthly low was 74.1° or 0.6° above normal. The average monthly temperature of 81.3° was 0.4° below normal. The highest temperature for the month, 96° on the 12th was  above the normal daily high temperature for this date. The lowest temperature for the month, 70° on the 1st, only  below the normal daily low temperature for this date. No record temperatures were reached. (Fig. F) shows a graphical representation of how the Pensacola area temperatures compared to the seasonal normal daily highs and lows, which are shown by the colored dashed lines. (Figs. G and H) shows the daily high/low temperature departures from normal. Over a foot of rain was observed. (Fig. I) shows Pensacola received 12.26" of rain, or 4.94" above normal. About 33% of the monthly amount was the direct result of Tropical Storm Claudette's excessive rainfall occurring on the 19th. This was also a new one day record rainfall when 3.99" fell. This smashed the previous one day record of 2.18" set on this date back in 1972.  The surplus in annual rainfall also continues to rise significantly. Similar to Mobile, Pensacola has moved above the 10.0" mark above normal to date.  (Fig. J).  

June top records for the month during the Period of Record for the Pensacola Area:

  • High 102° occurred on the 4th/2011 and the 23rd/2009.
  • Low 55° occurred on the 1st/1889 and the  11th/1913.
  • Highest one day rainfall - 13.13" on the 9th/2012.
  • Highest monthly record rainfall - 21.14"/1994.
  • Lowest monthly record rainfall - 0.26"/1954.  

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Additional June 2021 Climatology and Topics

The latest June 2021 monthly summary for Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) - KVPS and Duke Field - KEGI has been received and provided in the table below. The temperatures in the daily tables consists of numbers both in °F/°C. Data courtesy of Mr. David Biggar, Staff Meteorologist, 96th Weather Squadron. Provided by permission. 

Eglin AFB/Duke Field
Climate Summary - June 2021.
KVPS - June 2021
KEGI - June 2021


July 2021 Climatology, Seasonal Climatology and Outlooks:

The latest outlook for July favors a wetter and subsequent cooler pattern over the Lower MS River Valley. NOAA is expecting another busy Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season. Remember, all it takes is one storm to make it a bad year. It's highly encouraged to review your hurricane preparedness. Click on the Preparedness Tab on the NWS Mobile Tropical Webpage.


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July Normals
Temperature Outlook
2021 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season Outlook
Tropical Cyclone Climatology
Severe Weather Climatology


Additional Climate Links:

The links below are intended to provide additional climate information, education and outlooks. The National Weather Service Mobile Alabama's Climate and Past Weather page provides climate data at your fingertips for many observation points in the local forecast area by accessing the NOWData tab as well as many other climate resources. The Climate Prediction Center Link provides short and longer range climatic outlooks and education about the larger scale global circulations that impact temperatures and weather. With the large agriculture and farming presence along the central Gulf coast, the Drought Monitor link provides updates on drought trends and impacts. Another very helpful resource is the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow (CoCoRaHS) network, which is a large group of volunteers working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow). The aim of CoCoRaHS is to provide the highest quality data for natural resource, education and research applications. You can be a part of the CoCoRaHS team by becoming a volunteer rainfall observer. To learn more click on the CoCoRaHS link below.


National Weather Service Mobile AL Climate and Past Weather

Climate Prediction Center (CPC)

Drought Monitor

CoCoRaHS Network

CoCoRaHS Network Water Year Summaries


Questions or Comments:

Contact: Joe Maniscalco - Observation Program Leader WFO Mobile, AL at