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June 2022 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 5, 2022

 

June 2022 in Review -  An unusually warm month by June standards was the weather story at both Mobile and Pensacola. Daily highs at Mobile were at or above normal for 27 days of the month and 25 days at Pensacola. Daytime highs broke across the century mark and at record territory on four days the latter half of the month at Mobile. Three days saw highs reach the century mark at Pensacola with one of the three days reaching a new record. As far as night-time lows, it was above normal for much of the month at both sites. The mercury was just below normal on one day of the month at Mobile on the 5th and only three days at Pensacola did lows dip to just below normal. There was one morning when a new record high low was recorded at Mobile, while five days of record high low occurrences were observed at Pensacola. Considering the means, June 2022 was the second warmest on record at both Mobile and Pensacola.

Although the close of the month saw a more unsettled weather pattern, rainfall accumulation was short of normal by a few inches at Mobile. The same cannot be said for Pensacola where more than two times as much rain fell, bringing the monthly total there to very close to normal.       

Mobile Alabama Area [Climate Normal Period 1991-2020, Climate Record Period 1842 to Present]- The average monthly high of 94.2° was 4.8° above normal. The average monthly low was 73.9° or 3.1° above normal. The average monthly temperature of 84.1° was 4.0° above normal. Considering the means, June 2022 was the second warmest Junes on record for the Mobile area and just 0.2° shy of the warmest which last occurred in 2011. The highest temperature for the month was a toasty 102° on the 23rd which was 12° above the normal for this date and also set a new record with more details on this provided in the table below. The lowest temperature for the month occurred on the 5th of the month, 68° below the normal daily low temperature for this date.

The following table provides details on the record temperatures:

(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). The rain gauge collected 3.26" for the month (Fig. D), a few inches short of normal by 3.29". The annual rainfall total ending June 30th is in deficit by over 5" (Fig. E). 

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.

Click on the Mobile Alabama area climate graphics below to expand:

Figure A.
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Figure C.
Figure D.
Figure E.

 

 

Pensacola Florida Area [Climate Normal Period 1991-2020, Climate Record Period 1879 to Present- The average monthly high of 92.4° was 2.4° above normal. The average monthly low was 76.4° or 2.9° above normal; this also ties for the warmest average June low temperatures on record, matching the last occurrence way back in 1911. The average monthly temperature of 84.4° was 2.7° above normal. Considering the means, June 2022 was the second warmest Junes on record for the Pensacola area, by just 0.2° shy of being the warmest average which last occurred in 1952. The highest temperature for the month was a toasty 101° on the 23rd which was 10° above the normal for this date. The lowest temperature for the month, 72°, occurred on the 4th, 5th, 10th and 11th. There was one record high and five record high low temperatures. 

The following table provides details on the record temperatures:

(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. (Fig. I) shows Pensacola received 7.39" of rain, or just a hair over normal by 0.07". Annual rainfall since June 30th is in surplus by slightly over 2.50" (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.  

Click on the Pensacola Florida area climate graphics below to expand:

Figure F.
Figure G.
Figure H.
Figure I.
Figure J.

 

Additional June 2022 Climatology and Topics

The latest June 2022 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 2022
KVPS - June 2022
KEGI - June 2022

 

July 2022 Climatology, Seasonal Climatology and Outlooks:

The latest outlook for July favors a wetter pattern over the southeast US and a drier pattern west of the Central MS River Valley. The outlook for temperatures appear to lean above normal for July. NOAA predicts an above-normal hurricane season. This doesn't mean that the central Gulf coast will be directly impacted by a tropical system but serves as a reminder that 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.

 

Click on the snap shots below to expand:

July Normals
Temperature Outlook
Precipitation
Outlook
2022 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season Outlook
Tropical Cyclone 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

National Weather Service Mobile AL Climate Summary Monthly Archives

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 joe.maniscalco@noaa.gov