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June 2020 Climate Summaries
Mobile Alabama and Pensacola Florida Area

Joe Maniscalco - Meteorologist/Forecaster/Climate Program Lead
National Weather Service Mobile Alabama
July 5, 2020

 

June 2020 in Review - Overall, temperatures for the month of June were very close to seasonal normal. Only one record temperature was recorded earlier in the month and this was observed at Pensacola. The most notable weather feature was Tropical Storm Cristobal which impacted the local area June 7th and 8th. Moderate to severe drought conditions over portions of the central Gulf coast was eliminated by Cristobal's excessive rainfall. Thanks to Cristobal's rains, the Mobile area saw monthly rainfall adding up to just shy of ten inches while the Pensacola area saw over seven inches.  Although Mobile continues to see a deficit in annual rainfall, Cristobal's rains helped to close the gap significantly. At Pensacola, the annual rainfall deficit showed small improvement, but still remains just over a half a foot below normal.  

Mobile Alabama Area [Climate Normal Period 1981-2010, Climate Record Period 1842 to Present]- The average monthly high of 88.2° was 1.0° below normal. The average monthly low was 70.6° or 0.2° above normal. The average monthly temperature of 79.4° was -0.4° below normal. (Fig. A) shows a graphical representation of how the Mobile area temperatures compared to the seasonal normal monthly highs and lows, which are shown by the colored dashed lines. No record temperatures were observed this month. Total rainfall for June (Fig. B) measured 9.70" or 3.59" above normal. A precipitation trace for the Mobile area since January 1st is provided in the graphics below showing how it compares to normal year to date totals. Rains from Tropical Storm Cristobal earlier in the month helped to close the gap in the annual rainfall deficit. Annual rainfall, now up to 29.32", is now 3.63" below normal. 

June's top records for the month during the Period of Record:

  • 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 A.
Figure B.
Annual Rainfall Climatology

 

 

Pensacola Florida Area [Climate Normal Period 1981-2010, Climate Record Period 1879 to Present- The average monthly high of 88.6° was 0.1° above normal. The average monthly low of 74.4° was 1.9° above normal. The average monthly temperature of 81.5° was 1.0° above normal. (Fig. C) shows a graphical representation of how the Pensacola area temperatures compared to the seasonal normal monthly highs and lows, which are shown by the colored dashed lines. One record temperature was observed. A record high low temperature of 80°, occurring on the 9th, tied the previous record on this day back in 1974. Total rainfall for June (Fig. D), measured 7.46" or 0.86" above normal. A precipitation trace for the Pensacola area is provided in the graphics below showing how it compares to normal year to date totals. The Pensacola area annual rainfall stands at 23.94", continues to lag well below normal by 6.66".  

June's top records for the month during the Period of Record:

  • High 102° occurred on the 4th, 2011 and on the 23rd, 2009.
  • Low 55° occurred on the 11th, 1913 and the 1st, 1889.
  • Highest one day rainfall - 5.47" occurred on the 7th, 1915.
  • Highest monthly record rainfall - 21.14"/1994.
  • Lowest monthly record rainfall - 0.26"/1954.   

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Figure C.
Figure D.
Annual Rainfall Climatology

 

July Climatology and Outlooks:

The latest monthly outlook favors a modest chance (40-49%) of above normal temperatures over the southeast US. Unsettled weather pattern over the deep south favors a (40 to 49%) probability of above normal rain for the month of July over the coastal plain. Drought has all but been eliminated, except for a small portion of the local area, primarily Escambia county in Florida and portions of Escambia county Alabama which are seeing abnormally dry conditions. For more specific information on local and national short and longer term drought conditions and outlooks, click on the drought information and facts link below.  

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July Normals
Temperature
Outlook
Precipitation
Outlook
Drought Information and Facts

 

Climate Prediction Center's Interactive Long Range Outlooks

 

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, WFO Mobile, AL at joe.maniscalco@noaa.gov