June marked a warm and dry start to tropical weather for the US, according to experts from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.
The year to date has brought nine billion dollars worth of damage and weather events to the country – including tornadoes, damaging hail and severe drought.
Below is some information from the NOAA US monthly weather report for June:
Price in numbers
The average June temperature across the US was 70.7 degrees F (2.2 degrees above average), making it the 15th warmest June in 128 years.
Above-average temperatures dominated much of the country last month. Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi each had one of the top-10 warmest Junes on record, while Texas saw its fifth warmest on record. Alaska had its ninth-warmest June in the state’s 98-year record.
June rainfall in the United States was 2.33 inches – 0.60 of an inch below average – with 1930 being the 12th-driest June in history.
Despite low rainfall, some states saw a wet month. New Mexico had its fifth wettest June on record, with Washington State and Oregon the seventh and eighth wettest.
Year to date (YTD, January to June 2022)
The YTD average temperature for the US contiguous is 48.7 degrees F, (1.2 degrees above the 20th-century average) ranking as the third warmest on record. California and Florida both saw their seventh-warmest YTD on record, while South Carolina had its eighth warmest.
Rainfall totals were 13.84 inches, 1.47 inches below average, which ranked as the third driest on record for January-through-June. California saw its driest YTD on record, while Nevada and Utah were second and third driest for this six-month period.
Nine billion dollars worth of weather and events in the US in the first six months of 2022, including:
- There are three bad things about the weather.
- Two tornadoes.
- Two hail storms.
- It was an event.
- A widespread occurrence of drought.
For this six months, the 2022 disaster is the fifth highest after 2017, 2020, 2011 and 2021. With an estimated cost of $ 2.2 billion, it is the most expensive this year a terrible weather occurred in the South between April. 11-13, 2022.
Since 1980, when NOAA started tracking these events in the US, the government has sustained 332 different weather and weather disasters in which the amount of damage/cost or more than $1 billion (based on the Consumer Price Index adjustment in 2022) in the event. The total value of these 332 items is more than $2.275 trillion.
Another notable thing is the weather from this report
- A strong fire season continued: June saw large fires burning in parts of the South and Southwest, as many others quickly sprung up in Alaska. One million acres burned in Alaska on June 18 – the first time that has happened in a calendar year in 32 years. As of July 1, 1.85 million acres had burned, the second-highest June total on record and the seventh-highest acres burned for any calendar month on record for Alaska. Across all 50 states, more than 3.9 million acres have burned from January 1 to June 30 – nearly 2.3 times the average for this time of year.
- Lake Mead received a record low: In late June, the nation’s largest lake, Lake Mead, outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, saw its water level drop near the dead pool – the height it holds. eat the flow of water from the lake. On June 30 the water level was 1,043.02 feet – the lowest level since the 1930s when the lake was first filled.
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